BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Edwina Thomas received some high praise Tuesday. She works as the food service coordinator for the Salvation Army.
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome presented her with an honor for her amazing work. She was recognized for making the best out of a difficult situation after the Salvation Army flooded in August of 2016.
Thomas has been cooking out of the disaster truck and using outdoor grills, but more than two years later, she’s finally getting a new kitchen to serve up daily meals for the less fortunate.
“It is more than a job to me, it is a calling to serve," Thomas said.
“Edwina Thomas wholly embodies what it means to be a Good Samaritan," said Broome. "Not only does she prepare meals for The Salvation Army, she has a deep willingness to help others throughout our community. Her dedication and passion to serve will make a lasting impact for years to come.”