(Pictured from Far Left; Tim Lane, Angel Lane, Award Presenter, Gail Allison, Jay Allison)
May 31, 2016 – The Rotary Club of Tampa honored and awarded Tampa Bay Trane’s Angel Lane with the “Service Above Self” award for her volunteer efforts and activities in the community, with one activity standing out from the rest.
In 2013, Tampa Bay Trane’s Tim and Angel Lane started the Walker Thomas Lane Foundation in memory of their son who passed unexpectedly 5 days shy of his 2nd birthday. This left Angel, Tim and Walker’s twin brother and older brother with a need to honor him in a significant way. The foundation’s mission is to support underprivileged and at-risk children in the Tampa Bay area. The foundation currently feeds 180 children at 4 elementary and 1 high school on a weekly basis through the Blessings in a Backpack program. Angel has converted their garage into an organized food pantry and added work space, where she and volunteers get together every Thursday to fill and ready backpacks for their Friday delivery. Their goal is to serve 725 children – a celebration of the 725 days they were blessed to have Walker in their lives.
The rotary’s motto is “service above self” and each year the club asks members for submissions of individuals within the community, who through their work to help others have clearly demonstrated this motto. Tampa Bay Trane is proud to see Angel receive such an award.
The rotary is a service club compromised of business leaders who meet to advance their business contacts and work together to improve their community. For information on Tampa’s chapter, check out the Rotary Club of Tampa Facebook Page.
If you would like to become a volunteer and/or donate to Angel’s cause, please visit the Walker Thomas Lane Foundation Facebook page.