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Local heroes recognized for community service

By: Compiled Megan Wood The Press Tribune
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Bank of America recently recognized several local residents’ contributions to the Roseville community. Kevin Carson and Trish Hopkins were honored through Bank of America’s Neighborhood Excellence Initiative. As part of the initiative Bank of America will provide more than $3.6 million in unrestricted funding to 18 nonprofits to help strengthen California communities. Carson has been involved with the Stanford Home for Children as well as serving as chair of the HomeAid Sacramento’s board of directors. He instituted a Civic Pride program that supports local nonprofits by hosting fundraising events. Through Civic Pride, homeless shelters received fresh coats of paint and needed repairs and children’s homes had special events planned. Carson was also the pro bono builder on two HomeAid projects. Hopkins has been a volunteer for Roseville Home Start for two years and has donated more than 200 hours of her time. A retired resource teacher, Hopkins tutors children after school at the Learning Center. Jakie DeMuth was also recognized for her fundraising and advocacy efforts to bring the Universally Accessible playground to Mahany Park earlier this year.