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