She’s 95 years old, still volunteering after all these years, and getting the recognition she so rightly deserves.
“Myra is such a one-of-a-kind spirit, spending more than five decades helping others and making her community a better place to live, work and play,” said Governor Crist. “The longevity of her commitment to volunteering and helping women, children and families is inspiring, and I am so proud she is a Floridian.”
For more than 50 years, Farr has been a fixture with the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW,) a faith-based organization committed to improving the quality of life for women, children and families by protecting individual freedoms.
Through her work with the NCJW, Farr volunteers with CHARLEE Homes, Miami-Dade Guardian ad Litem program, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, and Casa Valentina. She has also assisted with fundraising efforts for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Jewish Museum of Florida.
“Myra is a state treasure,” said State Senator Nan Rich. “She has devoted her long, full life to helping people in our community – children in foster care, victims of abuse, those who struggle with literacy, those who seek equality and dignity, those with special needs – the young and the old. Even at the age of 95, she is still mentoring women who are half her age and developing the next generation of women to lead and serve their communities.”
The Governor’s Points of Light program recognizes Florida residents who demonstrate exemplary service to the community. Award recipients are announced weekly. A panel of judges comprised of leaders in the areas of volunteerism and service evaluate all nominations and make recommendations to the Governor. The Volunteer Florida Foundation manages the program.
For more information, or to submit a nomination, go to www.VolunteerFloridaFoundation.org.