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Walker Honors High Point’s Gretta Bush as Community Hero of the Month

August 3, 2015
Press Release

GREENSBORO, NC – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (NC-06) honored High Point’s Gretta Bush as North Carolina's Sixth Congressional District's Community Hero of the Month. Each month, Rep. Walker is awarding a “Community Hero of the Month” to recognize extraordinary acts of service and generosity by individuals, businesses or organizations in North Carolina’s Sixth Congressional District that are compelled to make a difference in the lives around them and better their community. 

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“A most rewarding aspect of serving the people of the Six District is meeting individuals who are giving back without the fanfare and credit that they deserve. One such individual is Gretta Bush,” said Rep. Walker.

Gretta Bush is currently the President and Chairman of the Board of the High Point Community Against Violence (HPCAV).  HPCAV was formed in 1997 to reduce violent crimes in High Point and to keep our citizens safe from violent offenders.   Ms. Bush is very active on a daily basis with High Point Police Department and other local agencies to help individuals with offenses stay focused on a positive outcome.  She is also a charter member of the Focused Deterrence Program, which has become a national model for fighting crime in 5 areas:  Violent Offenders, Drug Market Initiatives, Gangs, Juveniles, and Domestic Violence.  Learn more about HPCAV at their website:  www.hpcav.com.

Walker added, “The most impressive attribute of Gretta is that she combines the unique skill set of being approachable while maintaining authority in a very difficult arena.  Gretta truly cares about the young people with whom she interacts.  Her compassion, courage and conviction is changing lives and, in turn, making her community a better place to live." 

Bush has spent her career leading and helping others and her work with HPCAV caps a lifelong passion for community service. She has additionally worked at the High Point Parks and Recreation Department.