Boys & Girls Club of America honors Jim and Glynda Rhodes

Jim and Glynda Rhodes were recently recognized by the Boys & Girls Club of America for their contributions to the organization’s program in Kingman, Ariz. The couple have joined a group as honored members of The Jeremiah Milbank Society for 2007, a group formed by the Boys & Girls Club to publicly recognize and appreciate people who do extraordinary things for children.

Noreen Frisch, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Kingman and Golden Valley, submitted their names to the national office for the honor.

“Jim and Glynda have been instrumental in helping us to continue our work with the Boys & Girls Clubs in both Kingman and Golden Valley,” Frisch said. “We are extremely fortunate to have them working with our organization and working toward the betterment of the children in these two communities.”

Jeremiah Milbank was a lifelong volunteer who helped to shape the national Boys & Girls Club organization. He drew no distinction between illness in the physical sense and illness in the social sense, both of which deprive children from disadvantaged backgrounds a fair chance in life. According to Frisch, the Rhodeses hold the same beliefs as Milbank and have been financial donors, but more importantly, they have also given their time to be active in the club as well.

“Glynda has participated in many events with the kids. She has also helped to involve her whole family by bringing her parents to events and donating clothing from her boys,” Frisch said. “She has really focused on the grassroots efforts of this organization. She and Jim have also been instrumental in providing extraordinary items for auction at our biggest annual fundraisers. We really appreciate all that they have given to the Boys & Girls Club.”

“We are honored to be recognized by the Boys & Girls Club of America,” said Glynda Rhodes, vice president of interior and architectural design at Rhodes Homes. “Our partnership with the Kingman Club allows us to demonstrate our commitment to the community and gives us the chance to thank local groups who do so much good work in the community. The Boys & Girls Club is a wonderful organization that continues to inspire and enable all youth to reach their full potential.”

Rhodes Homes is the largest privately held home building company in Southern Nevada. Rhodes Homes has built more than 30 communities and nearly 7,000 homes, ranging from condominiums and townhouses to single-family residences and custom-built homes.

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