Mary Ann Hopp of Des Moines, Iowa has generously devoted her time and energy to advocating for individuals within her community who are deaf or hard of hearing. Mary Ann has been described by her peers as a genuine and caring individual with a kind and generous heart.
Mary Ann continues to be a highly active member of the Hearing Loss Association of Central Iowa (HLA-CI). She became involved with HLA-CI over 25 years ago, served a term as President and has served as Treasurer for many years. Mary Ann has committed herself to a number of projects, including focusing her efforts on creating a film in conjunction with the Des Moines Police Academy and the Deaf Services Commission of Iowa which educates police officers on how to work with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Mary Ann also assisted in raising funds to implement a new sound system for HLA-CI which benefits individuals who attend their local and regional meetings and conventions.
Mary Ann is a member of the Care Team at Zion Lutheran Church where she devotes many hours to fellowship and visiting with members of the congregation. On the church grounds, she helps to support a sixty plot community garden, and with the help of her husband, Al, they enjoy helping to maintain the flower beds as well.
We commend Mary Ann Hopp for her advocacy and dedication toward making a difference in her community and are pleased to present her with the Hamilton Relay 2014 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the State of Iowa.
This leadership recognition has been brought to you by Hamilton Relay.
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