Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Hidden Hero...Melissa Lowe

Melissa Lowe hard at work serving Sequoyah County.

As the coronavirus continues to make global headlines, The Mix is taking a look closer to home and honoring the “Hidden Heroes” right here who are working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep life as close to normal as possible. 

Our next hero is Melissa Lowe, the Sequoyah County director for the KiBois Community Foundation, where she has worked for the past 14 years.

Lowe is in charge of organizing food drives around the area, Angel Trees in Roland and Moffett, the annual back-to-school bash and much more. The agency is financed only by donations from the public, she said. 

When asked why she works so hard to ensure Sequoyah County residents are taken care of, Lowe said it is “because there is a lot of need, especially right now with what is going on. The food need is definitely high.”

Lowe is originally from Muldrow, and she currently lives in Sallisaw with her husband Scott and their five children.

Lowe was nominated by Royce Alverson, KiBois’ community liaison. Alverson said Lowe “does a lot for the community. She loves to help people and she is a great advocate for people in need.”

“Everything she does comes from the heart,” Alverson said. 

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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