Thrive Lonsdale volunteer recognized as Hometown Hero

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Home Federal Bank announced its 2014 Hometown Hero on Monday.

Lori Bertelkamp McKelvy, a volunteer at Thrive Lonsdale, was presented a $2,500 check for the organization.

Thrive Lonsdale, an after-school care program, works to address the spiritual, emotional, and academic deficits that can deprive children of their potential.

In its fourth year, the Hometown Heroes program spotlights ordinary people who do extraordinary things for others and their community.

Eight winners were selected for their extraordinary volunteer work based on nominations from area nonprofits and the general public.

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