Newsmaker: Kelly Rohrich
Noteworthy: Familylinks honored Rohrich with the human services agency's annual Priddy Award for outstanding volunteer service.
Family: Husband, David; children, Devin, Kyle and Lexi
Education: Bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati
Background: Rohrich and Ellen Thomeier founded Operation Backpack in 2005. Their group fills backpacks with school supplies and other items for donation to children in Familylinks' emergency shelters.
About the award: Named for Familylinks volunteer Kelli Priddy, who organizes holiday parties for the shelters.
Quote: “When we found out most of the kids got removed from their homes and placed in shelters with just the clothes on their backs, we wanted to do something about that.”
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