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Brenda Dixon wins inaugural HOPE Award

Brenda Dixon, president of the Gloucester branch of the NAACP, has received the first HOPE Award established by Sisters in the Spirit Ministries, Inc.

Sisters in the Spirit president/founder Dr. Katrina W. Brown said HOPE is an acronym for Helping Others with Purpose and Empowerment. She said the award will be presented “to those working in the Gloucester and Mathews communities who, through their selfless efforts, facilitation, or direct service, are blessing others.”

The Sisters in the Spirit board unanimously endorsed Dixon’s selection, Brown said, describing her as “a woman who truly embodies the spirit of the HOPE Award” which recognizes those who willingly go above and beyond expectations to make a difference in the lives of others.

“Mrs. Dixon is an amazing woman, and we are so gratified to be able to recognize her efforts,” noted Brown. Highlights from Mrs. Dixon’s nomination pointed out that “currently she is the President of the Gloucester NAACP. In this capacity sh...

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