02.12.16

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Beverly Anderson of Conrad

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today recognized Beverly Anderson of Conrad, Montana for her ongoing work to better her community. Daines noted that she is a standout in the Conrad community and has a giving spirit for caring for those in need. 

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Beverly Anderson

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Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

 The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:

                        MONTANAN OF THE WEEK

     Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, I rise today to recognize Beverly Anderson of Conrad, Montana for her incredible generosity and service to the people of her community. Beverly has a huge heart for helping those in need and has truly cared for those around her. 

     Beverly previously worked as an emergency dispatcher before taking on the many volunteer roles that she now serves in. She is head of her community’s Salvation Army, serves at the food bank every Friday and volunteers for the local abused spouses advocate groups, DFS and CASA. 

     She has a heart for children as well. Every week, she plans crafts and other after-school activities for area students. Beverly prioritizes spending time helping underprivileged children and every year, coordinates local efforts to gather school supplies for those in need.

     As a woman of faith, Beverly regularly takes individuals in recovery from drug abuse with her to church and out to lunch. She visits and prays for those who are sick and dying in her community, and takes a special effort to cook food and provide encouragement for the bereaved families. 

     During the holiday season, Beverly is known to secretly shop for children of families in need and gathers people across town to participate in a “knock and drop” with presents. She also delivers turkey dinners to families at both Thanksgiving and Christmas. A proud parent of two soldiers, Beverly gladly promotes every veteran activity that takes place in her community and helps the VFW send gift boxes to soldiers every Christmas.

     I am humbled by Beverly’s heart for service and her selfless commitment to putting the needs of others before herself.  She is truly a standout in her community and has made Montana a much better place. It is with deep gratitude that I honor her today.

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