Janice Ash Sialiano
Sialiano is a co-founder of the “Community Christmas Dinner.” The annual event was started in the wake of Hurricane Hugo in 1989, just months after Sialiano began volunteering with the American Red Cross’ disaster response team.
Etta’s drive to close the gap of inequities in local education and rural communities started in Green Sea — the very place she grew up. Today, she proudly serves as the director of adult education for Horry County Schools.
Diane Welsh helped found Help 4 Kids Florence. She was a first grade teacher at Delmae Elementary at the time, so she saw first-hand the struggles children had with being food insecure.
Pat Gibson Hye-Moore
Former Florence City Councilwoman Pat Gibson-Hye Moore has made a lifelong commitment to helping neighborhoods in Florence by providing resources for the city’s homelessness, initiating neighborhood revitalization and creating positive opportunities for the city’s youth.