Ms. Lailah A. Muwwakkil is the Director and Founder of L’ S O A R the acronym originally stood for Ladies-Striving, Overturning, Achieving, Receiving, Reward because she was originally working with female foster youth via Sacramento County’s Sacramento Assessment Center. When they asked her to also service their young men the acronym L’ S O A R also became known as, Leaders-Striving, Overturning, Achieving, Receiving, Rewarding.
This couple explains their motivation for service in a scripture quote of "to whom much is given, much is expected" and say that God has been good to them and as long as he gives them the strength to help others, they will continue to do so. An excellent example of caring, considerate and dedicated individuals who at the ages of 87 and 89, with steadily increasing gas prices, brave the elements to deliver meals to those desperately in need of home delivered meals.
After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, many of the nonprofit agencies in the Mississippi area were homeless. The aftermath of the storm placed such strains on their limited staff and facilities – many of whom were working out of portable buildings – that their own needs for adequate office space were put on the back burner. Anthony Topazi, President of MS Power Company and the Gulf Coast Business Council had a vision and the drive to have a nonprofit center to house a majority of the nonprofit agencies along the Gulf Coast.
William "Dalton" Fuller is seventeen years old and attends Kinston High School in Kinston, Alabama. He will be graduating as an honor student in May of 2009. During his time in high school, he has made service a priority while still excelling with his studies. He has taken dual enrollment classes through a local junior college while in high school and has been active in many school activities as well as being employed through his high school years.