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Walker Honors Rockingham County’s Tabbatha Yates as April Community Hero of the Month

April 29, 2020
Press Release

EDEN, N.C. - U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) honored Rockingham County’s Tabbatha Yates as the Sixth District Community Hero of the Month for April 2020.

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.

Tabbatha Yates, a native of Rockingham County, has a history of service to the community. Most recently, she is directing Operation Covidcare, which is a ministry of Osborne Baptist Church in Eden, NC.   This program has provided 450-500 meals, 3 days a week, for essential workers and individuals in need. Ms. Yates would like to acknowledge the team over 40 volunteers who distribute meals and hope throughout Rockingham County, as the effort would be impossible without their selfless dedication. In addition to organizing this effort, Yates also manages other ministries at the church such as the Night to Shine Prom for individuals with special needs, summer camp programs, and mentoring a small group of young ladies.    


Pastor Steve Griffith, Senior Pastor of Osborne Baptist church, states that “This is a well deserved honor for Tabbatha. She is a wonderful part of our ministry team. Her heart for seving our church, community and God’s Kingdom is obvious to everyone.”


"During this unprecedented time, heroes are stepping up all across North Carolina to help our neighbors," Walker said. "Tabbatha has a long history of service and immediately saw a need and put that experience into play. With Tabbatha and the work of others sacrificing their time and talents, we will get through this together."


Tabbatha lives in Stoneville with her husband, Tyler, and three children:  Ella, Abel, and Axel.  She was presented with a certificate and a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol.