2010 Womans & Girls Fund Award

Sandra Redd is a tireless advocate for low income and elderly residents of Talbot County, a woman of uncommon strength and courage, who overcomes enormous obstacles to help those in need. As Executive Director of the Neighborhood Service Center in Easton, Ms. Redd offers a wide range of assistance and self-help programs, finding resources to match the challenges that her clients face.

Under her direction, the Neighborhood Service Center extends financial aid to those facing evictions and foreclosures, offers counseling and guidance to teens and adults, and maintains after-school programs for youngsters who need a safe and positive place to do homework and participate in activities. The Center also offers temporary shelter for the homeless and food from its pantry for those who are hungry.

In addition to her work at the Neighborhood Service Center, Sandra Redd has served on the boards of Talbot Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Mid-Shore Mediation, and the Mental Health Association. She is a valued leader, collaborator and role model for countless members of the Talbot County community.

At the Women & Girls Fund’s 2010 spring luncheon, then-president Val Lamont said,”Sandra Redd’s commitment to those in need in Talbot County is exceptional. Everyone whose life has been touched by Sandy knows she is an ally who believes in them, and that she will help them get through difficult times.”