Each year, the Missouri Mental Health Foundation recognizes individuals across the state who have overcome challenges with mental health and worked hard to improve their lives while contributing to their community. Two of this year’s nominees, Breonna Taubig and Richard Price, are from Lincoln County. Breonna and Richard attended the 2019 Missouri Mental Health Champions’ Banquet to receive recognition for their achievements.
Breonna dedicated her time over the last four years to collecting soda tabs to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. She got her friends and family involved and was able to collect 197 pounds of tabs to donate, becoming the largest donor in the St. Louis area. Just recently, Breonna worked with Community Opportunities Employment Services to obtain a position with Lincoln County Nursing and Rehab where Breonna completes housekeeping and other job tasks. She is also involved in volunteering with the Lincoln County Ambulance District during community outreach events.
Richard served for many years as a volunteer with Lincoln County Council on Aging, delivering meals and helping with tasks at the senior centers. Being known as a dedicated, hard worker eventually led to being offered a paid position with LCCOA as a dishwasher. Even after obtaining employment, Richard continues to volunteer in his community one day a week delivering meals to homebound seniors. Richard also works to improve his physical health by walking nearly every day. He walks all over town and is recognized by many in the community for his dedication to exercising.
Great job Breonna and Richard! Congratulations on your nominations!