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Watch the story of a dedicated volunteer who spends hours helping this community

Lisa Temple-Young is full of ambition! She deserves recognition for realizing ambitious dreams for our community. When doctors told her years ago that she had months left to live…first she beat cancer then she chose to devote her life to our community. She is a passionate full-time volunteer serving the Independence community with anyone she encounters who has a need.


She runs the Van Horn Community Food Pantry organizing food drives, holiday baskets, food deliveries, and more. She is always sharing her ambition by teaching in her community. She is currently teaching life skills to a group of young adult women weekly at Van Horn High School. She has devoted her life to the betterment of the people of Independence, and she will continue to share her ambitions for the rest of her life.