A 71-year-old Bland woman has been honored as the Missouri winner of the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Salute to Senior Service® award.

Judy Renick is being recognized for her dedicated community service, including her work at CAS Projects Food Pantry in Belle. She has ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) but still volunteers three to four full days a week.

Her work at the food pantry and her knack for fundraising has helped feed and clothe more than 400 people in Osage, Maries and Gasconade counties.

As one of 50 state winners, Renick earned $500 for her charity of choice —donated by Home Instead Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network and contest sponsor. Renick also will have a spot on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame on SalutetoSeniorService.com where her nomination story has been posted.

As a state winner, Renick now will be considered for the national Salute to Senior Service award.

The Salute to Senior Service program was launched last year by the Home Instead Senior Care network to honor seniors’ commitments to their causes and communities.

“Judy represents so well the dedication and commitment that make senior volunteers such a value to their communities,” said Jeff Huber, president of Home Instead Inc. “She has proven once again that age is meaningless when it comes to making a difference. So many charities, nonprofit organizations and faith communities could not do the work they are doing without selfless volunteers such as Judy.”

For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network’s Salute to Senior Service program, people should visit SalutetoSeniorService.com.