Signal Mountain Social Services received the Governor’s Award of Excellence at a ceremony Aug. 29 at Mountain City Club. Elizabeth Neal, executive director, accepted the award on the agency’s behalf.
The Governor’s Award of Excellence recognizes the work of faith communities, nonprofits and community initiatives across the state. A regional committee selected SMSS for its decades of serving families in need on Signal Mountain.
The award recognizes SMSS for its provision of emergency services, food, sanitation products and educational services.
SMSS is a private nonprofit dedicated to meeting the needs of families and individuals living within the 37377 ZIP code during times of financial challenge and crisis. The organization served 135 households in 2021 through various programs that provided emergency assistance, life skills counseling, tutoring services, school supply distribution, educational scholarships, senior support and home repairs.
Source: Signal Mountain Social Services