Riverside – Linda Whitlock Receives Ada Edwards Laughlin Award

Linda Whitlock, left, receives the Ada Edwards Laughlin Award from Chris Jensen, newly elected president of Assistance League of Riverside. (Courtesy Photo)

Assistance League of Riverside recently honored Linda Whitlock of Riverside with the league’s Ada Edwards Laughlin Award.

The award recognizes an Assistance League member’s behind-the-scenes work to support the nonprofit organization.

Whitlock, who has been a member of Assistance League since 2005, works at Assistance League at least four days a week. She is a past chairman of Operation School Bell®, which provides school clothes for children in need, and she continues to support that philanthropy by buying clothes.

She also purchases food for Snack Attack and helps pack bags of nutritious snacks that are delivered to local schools for children in need every Friday. And she spends hours pricing items for sale in the Thrift Shop, which supports the organization’s philanthropies.

Every week, for the past 17 years or so, she has fed and often provided clothing for local homeless people, according to a press release from Assistance League. She also works on animal rescues through the Foster Army Animal Rescue and she helps friends and others she has met who need assistance shopping or getting to appointments.

“She does so much for our organization and others that we felt she deserved special recognition,” said Chris Jensen, Assistance League of Riverside’s newly elected president, in a press release. Jensen is also chairman of the committee that decided to recognize Whitlock.

“She sets a great example for all of us,” Jensen said.