CB&T Bank of Middle Georgia’s Christine Watson Named “Community Impact Hero”
For five years, the American Red Cross of Central Georgia has been recognizing local individuals whose extraordinary acts of kindness or courage make them a hero. This year, the “Community Impact Hero” was Christine Watson, Executive Assistant to CEO Eddie Norris at CB&T Bank of Middle Georgia.
Christine was honored for her courageous activism against human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Christine serves as board chair for Middle Georgia Alliance to End Regional Trafficking, is a volunteer for the Georgia Chapter of International Justice Mission, and volunteers her time educating hotel owners and their staffs on how to recognize signs of human trafficking and how to report it. Additionally, Macon, Georgia’s mayor declared January 11 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day largely because of Christine’s efforts.
In the program this year’s the Hometown Heroes, Christine’s story concluded by saying, “…there is no way to know how many hours she has sacrificed to spend on this mission. Nor is there any way to know the toll this must take on someone with a heart so big.”
Congratulations, Christine, on being recognized for your passion and contagious sense of purpose in addressing this often overlooked issue in our society. You’re a hero to all of us.