Sawaya Values Award Winner – Trust – Carol “CJ” Johnson
Carol "CJ" Johnson is the Sawaya Values Awards winner for the value of Trust for the month of June. She is the Executive Director at the Senior Assistance Center in Denver. The Senior Assistance Center is a nonprofit organization that helps to meet the needs of Denver's elderly citizens living in poverty. They have a weekly food bank and emergency food pantry, and also distribute medical equipment such as wheel chairs and walkers. The Senior Assistance Center also provides financial help to seniors in order to prevent eviction and for medical, dental or optical needs. Carol "CJ" Johnson believes that no one should go hungry in a world where there is plenty, and dedicates her life to assisting those in need. Carol and the organization do great work and are really making a difference to senior citizens in the Denver area. From the nominator, "Carol is always giving and caring to her friends, her employees and most importantly, to the seniors that her organization serves. She takes responsibility from the smallest task to help these elder people in need, to taking on the largest challenges to sustain her organization to continue to be able to serve the community."