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Walker Honors Rockingham County’s Amy Sparks-Martin as Community Hero of the Month for Hurricane Relief Service

November 13, 2018
Press Release

STONEVILLE, N.C. –  U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) honored Amy Sparks-Martin as the Sixth District Community Hero of the Month for November 2018.

Each month, Rep. 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.

Amy Sparks-Martin is a native of Stoneville and owns Debbie’s Restaurant along with her father, Dennis Sparks. She has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to serving others, most recently assisting the Red Cross and providing over 20,000 meals to hurricane evacuees in Winston-Salem. Whenever there is a natural disaster in the region, Amy and her restaurant are there to cater meals for energy crews, DOT personnel, and emergency personnel as they work through the difficult weather. This is in addition to community service such as serving as President of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) at both local elementary and middle schools, and always finding a way to help family, friends, and the community when there is a need.     

“When I learned about Amy and her immediate response to those in need, I realized that this is just the type of person that we want to honor with this award,” Walker said. “Amy is an unsung hero who is there with a helping hand, a hot meal, and an encouraging smile when individuals are facing adversity.  She embodies the ideal that one person can truly make a difference in their community and beyond.”

Amy lives in Stoneville with her husband, Kevin, and seven children.

Walker presented her with a certificate and a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in her honor at Debbie’s Restaurant.