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Walker Honors Randolph County’s Tom Richardson as March Community Hero of the Month

March 21, 2020
Press Release

ASHEBORO, N.C. - U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) honored Randolph County’s Tom Richardson as the Sixth District Community Hero of the Month for March 2020.       

Each month, Walker awards a constituent, business, or organization in his district for displaying extraordinary acts of service and for making a difference in the lives around them.

“Tom’s continued dedication to mentoring North Carolina’s students has created lasting impacts for years to come. Our community is stronger because of the selfless work of people like him who empower and guide our youth to success,” said Walker.

Tom Richardson is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps where he served for 22 years.  After retirement from the military, he decided to give back to the community by volunteering for Randolph County’s Communities in Schools program. He has served as a mentor there for 15 years and has made a difference in the lives of countless students. Two years ago, Tom started a very popular 3D printing club at Braxton Craven Middle School. In addition to his many years investing in students, Tom also volunteers for Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church. He teaches Sunday School, is a trustee, and leads a group of young people called Experiencing Christ in People (EPIC) where youth members do building projects for people in need. Tom is also the Commandant of the local Marine Corps League.

Tom lives in Trinity with his wife Betsy. Individuals who are interested in serving our schools can contact Communities in Schools of Randolph County for more information.