Janelle Percy, Our 2017 Empowering Hearts Honoree

Janelle Percy: Her Courageous Story
Single Mothers Outreach Is Proud To Announce The 2016 Collection:
Courageous – Strength In The Face Of Pain Or Grief

Janelle Percy Empowering Hearts Honorees

Janelle Percy

Janelle Percy spent 11 years as a United States Air Force MC-130 Combat Shadow instructor and evaluator pilot. During her service, she directed the planning and execution of high-priority, low-visibility missions in support of Special Operations forces, while managing military assets valued at $600 million. She has flown numerous combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and received the General Hoyt Trophy for valor under enemy fire. Her toughest challenge yet, however, came when her husband, Jeff — also an Air Force fighter pilot — was killed in a work-related crash last August. Today Janelle provides and cares for their two daughters while also looking after this community through her dedicated and varied volunteer efforts.

What is Empowering Hearts?

Each year, the Single Mothers Outreach Board of Directors and Empowering Hearts Events Planning Committee has the pleasure of selecting six exemplar women to honor whose life stories embodies the current  year’s Empowering Hearts theme. These women are chosen from a pool of nominations that friends, family, and colleagues submit.

Empowering Hearts is an annual celebration of women who have changed lives and shaped their communities. It bridges the worlds of social action and artistic expression in an annual arts competition.

Honorees are nominated by the community and selected by the Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) Board of Directors and Event Planning Committee.

It is SMOs hope that through sharing these powerful stories in word and art, these extraordinary women will impact and inspire others to rise above their own circumstances.

Empowering Hearts is SMO’s signature fundraising event. All proceeds from  the event are used to support programs that empower single parents to effectively care for their families.

Interested in learning more about Single Mothers Outreach and their Empowering Hearts event? Please contact us at SMO.

By Kirsten Quinn | Janelle Percy photo is courtesy of SchlickArt

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