#BeTheImpact Project Co-Director
#BeThe Impact Project
Brittany has been involved in many different community services since a young age. After discovering pageantry, her love for helping others only grew. She is the founder of “My Poppaw’s Pillow,” a program where she makes pillows and teddy bears from the clothing of people’s loved ones who have passed away so they have something to bring them comfort. Brittany enjoys donating to Ronald McDonald House Charities as well as many other organizations and charities. She is very active in her community, helping with events, festivals, drives, schools, fundraisers, and volunteer activities. Brittany credits her Grandfathers, both US Veterans and hard workers, for instilling the love of helping others in her. She is inspired by the Army National Guard’s motto “Always ready, always there.” Brittany was recently recognized by Pure International Pageants with a "Brittany Sayre #BeTheImpact Award, An Advocate for Community Service for completing over 1,000 public appearances and community service projects.
Susan has always believed that God has placed us here to help others. She learned charity at a young age while staying with her Grandmother who never turned anyone away citing “ you may be entertaining angels unaware”. Susan’s dad proudly served in the WV National Guard. He was often called away to help with disasters. He continued helping others after his retirement. He was a great example of always being ready to help others. A majority of Susan’s charity involves children because they occupy a special place in her heart. She enjoys helping The Ronald McDonald House of Huntington, WV however has donated to Ronald McDonald Houses across the country. Locally, she has volunteered in schools, her church, the Salvation Army, the Huntington Mission, the Baby Pantry, God’s Hands at Work, for Veteran organizations, various food pantries, the homeless, and families who need assistance due to illnesses. Basically, if the need is there, she would be glad to help. Remember being an impact isn’t always about doing big projects or platforms. It can be little things such as reading to someone, helping neighbors, babysitting , cooking for someone, or rounding up for hunger or literacy when you check out. It all comes from your heart.