Photo Credit: Tommy Lee
2016 SWA Nomination Submitted by Monique Murrell of Laurel, Md
Please tell us about your nominee and what makes her a Supreme Woman.
I am not sure Supreme is the correct adjective for this lady, but it will suffice for my dear sister Renee Brooks. Native Washingtonian, raised in SE DC. Larger than life when it comes to serving and helping out the community as a whole. This lady has raised her own children, now her grandchildren, assist her Mother and still finds times to do mega community outreach in both DC and Maryland. This lady by far is a Super Supreme woman by far. She is the President of the Missionary Society, she runs the Employment Assistance program at RTAMEC, she coordinates every January for Warm-Nights for the Homeless community by providing a warm, clean place with food and showers every year. She reaches out to the Addison Road Men's Shelter and provide the men there with food, clothes and toiletries. Oh I forgot to tell you she is retired from the federal government after 20 plus years of service, so she is free to be a blessing to many. Renee is not only supreme, she is a giant super dobber supreme women. She is a teacher, mentor, guidance counselor to many women who have come into her life. She is larger than life when it comes to supporting young, mid-age and older women in their endeavors dreams. She is like a locomotive train, she never stops. As she does these many things for the community, she still finds time to be a fabulous grandmother to her grandchildren and support to her elderly mother without skipping a beat.
Accomplishments and Impact:
How is her work or contribution to society making a difference?
She supports the many women and men in the DMV area by supporting them through the Missionary Society, she is currently the President of the Missionary Society at RTAMEC, she is Chair and Lead on the Helps Ministry, she was the instructor and trainer for the Class Leaders, Warm-Nights Chair every January for over 50 or more people providing, warm, clean and safe housing, providing assistance to those in need of supplemental housing, utilities and housing needs. She is the Chair for Employment Assistance, she holds every year a job-training/recruitment for college and those returning to the work force.
Renee supports every effort in the area and church to make sure that everyone is treated with respect and care. Her most recent achievement, she took on the task of collecting funds for the young teenage girls in the DMV by using baby bottles to solicit funds to assist the little and the least of them, that needed financial support. I don't know if I can keep writing about Renee Brooks, because it would take all day. Not only do I nominate her for the award, but she also knows how to laugh, so this would be a great surprise and honor for her to receive something like this outside the walls of the church building. She is down to earth, always real and she is still able to laugh in all that she does for those in our community.
This would also be a wonderful surprise in September, because she will celebrate her birthday as well. So again if I keep typing I might run out or room.
VOTING IS NOW CLOSED!