Salvation Army Presents Making a Difference Community Service Pin to Teri Walden

Dec 1, 2022

The Salvation Army's Major Kevin Cedervall presented Columbian Teri Walden with The Salvation Army's Making a Difference Community Service Award, recognizing his work to make our community a better place. Teri has done amazing things for our community, from co-founding EnCircle Technologies -- a technology company designed to train and employ, or help find employment for talented folks on the spectrum -- to running Columbia's Meals on Wheels, today. We are lucky to have Teri in our community.

To learn a bit more about Teri, we have her answers to our 10 Questions.

  • What is something you would like people to know about you? -- I have a side hustle as a flower farmer and florist. I love someone with autism. I once was an Eng;ish teacher. 
  • What is a community issue you especially care about?  Basic needs of seniors, inclusion of individuals with autism or different abilities, racial equity and inclusion.
  • What is something fun on your bucket list that you want to make sure you do? Take my mother to Hawaii.
  • What are you good at that might surprise people? I know most bluegrass songs and can play the mandolin and guitar.
  • What kind of kid were you? I read most of the time, love walks in the woods and riding horses.
  • Who is a personal hero of yours? Mother Theresa, Temple Grandin, Harriet Tubman
  • What is something you would change about Columbia?  That there would be less bullying in the schools, less hunger, less homelessness. More Mizzou winning seasons!.
  • What is a guilty pleasure for you? Butterfinger Blizzards eaten before I get home for dinner.
  • What do you wish you knew how to do? Build things with wood and nails.

Want to nominate someone for a Making a Difference Community Service Award? Here is the form:

Here are other award recipients.

Erica Dickson

John Trapp

Tami Benus

Mark Palmer

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