Two Alabama women have been honored by Mazda for their dedication to their communities in 2020.
The Mazda Heroes: Honoring The Human Spirit program spotlights 50 individuals throughout the country who have gone above and beyond their normal job duties in support of their communities. Each hero is presented a Mazda MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Special Edition as part of this recognition. In Alabama, Carolyn Dodson, of Huntsville, and Dr. Margaret Lamkin, of Montgomery, were chosen.
Dodson is a mom who regularly goes out of her way to help those in need. She often purchases groceries and delivers them to others within her community. During 2020, she also created care packages to cheer up children in the local hospital and started cooking and serving breakfast for the elderly members of her church. She was presented with the Mazda Heroes award by Hiley Mazda in Huntsville and presented the keys to her new Miata by Matt Meyer of the dealership.
Lamkin was nominated for her efforts in caring for COVID patients in not one but two hard-hit areas. As cases surged across Alabama, Lamkin made her way from her typical work in rural Alabama to the World Congress Center at a hospital set aside specifically for COVID patients. She then joined the Poarch Creek Indian Health Department to help them develop best practices and protocols to care for those in their community who had contracted the virus. Lamkin was presented the Mazda Heroes award and the keys to her Miata by Med Center Mazda of Pelham.