Morningside resident Julie Sadlier has been honored with the Volunteer of the Quarter Award from the Midtown Assistance Center.
The Midtown Assistance Center (MAC) is a non-profit, interfaith organization whose mission is to provide emergency assistance to the working poor of Midtown and downtown Atlanta. MAC's aim is to help prevent homelessness and hunger during periods of crisis.
MAC is located at 30 Porter Place, in the basement of the Atlanta First United Methodist Church. See here for a list of area supporting congregations.
Sadlier was recognized for her sustained efforts to give back to the community and for her work with MAC’s clothing closet.
Said MAC Program Coordinator Rebecca Richard, “When Tom Jones wrote his hit song, 'She's a Lady', he must have used Julie Sadlier as his muse. Since Julie's arrival at MAC, a great transformation has occurred in the lives of the men she helps with clothing. Her style, grace, spunk, and love for organization has been a blessing to MAC and to MAC's clients.”
In addition to her work with MAC, Sadlier is a realtor with the Intowners. She and her husband of 30 years, Judson Powell, have two children, Jack and Jamie.
According to the MAC website:
MAC operates with a qualified staff and a core of trained community volunteers. Volunteering at MAC usually involves direct client contact, the opportunity to dispense more than a MARTA token or a bag of food. You will often restore hope and lift spirits. MAC’s clients frequently express relief that our staffers care about their dignity at such a difficult time in their lives. And your spirits will be lifted as well. MAC volunteers age range from 4 to 92 years young. All volunteers must be interested in MAC’s mission and have a great sense of humor. For more information, please visit the How we do it and our Volunteer page.