Sen. Shelley Funke Frommeyer (R-Alexandria) presented Alexandria resident Jenni McBride with a Senate Citation for her work in the city.
McBride was honored earlier in the year at a council meeting, where she was presented with the city’s Outstanding Citizens Award after multiple people emailed the city citing McBride’s acts of charity and love for her neighbors. Funke Frommeyer said the senate saw McBride’s recognition and wanted to “shout it from the rooftops.”
“All of your actions make a difference,” Funke Frommeyer said. “You’re putting energy out there, and it spreads.”
In addition to McBride’s work as a kindergarten aide at Reiley Elementary, she has also collected and distributed bags of necessities for orphaned children in the Dominican Republic. She helps serve the homeless and disenfranchised in the greater Cincinnati area. McBride has been a longtime supporter of the veterans across her community, serving at the Joseph House in Cincinnati and the Veterans Affairs hospital in Fort Thomas.
McBride is a member and Deacon of Main Street Baptist Church, where she serves in many capacities, including as a volunteer with CARE Mission and various youth groups and as a member and mentor for the Circle of Friends lady’s group.
“Mark chapter six says Jesus told his disciples to go and feed the people, five loaves of bread and two fish, and I feel like a lot of times that’s what I’m supposed to do,” McBride said. “I don’t have it, but I reach out, and my community is there, and we’re able to fill the need. So, I appreciate each and every one of you thank you for this award.”