A volunteer in our area who has been helping the needy for years was honored this evening.
Trey Long, the founder of 1 John 3:17, was honored by the Knights of Columbus.
Long received the Monsignor John J. Burns award Saturday, which is given annually to an outstanding volunteer in our area.
The Council also presented Long with $1,000 to go toward his ministry which has helped hundreds in our area.
"I really enjoyed just getting back to really what matters in life, that material things are not it, says Long, "so tonight was a good night to concentrate on what matters the most, and that's other people."
If you would like more information on 1 John 3:17, you can log onto the group's Facebook page. Long also speaks about community needs every Monday on WMOX radio, and he writes a weekly article in the Meridian Star.