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The Salvation Army of Central Virginia Honors Long-Time Board Member, Mr. Zane Blevins
On Thursday, May 31st, The Salvation Army of Central Virginia, John Randolph Foundation, Hopewell's Vice-Mayor K. Wayne Walton, Sr. and several other community members honored long-time Hopewell resident and forty-year Salvation Army Board Member, Mr. Zane Blevins.
This event, "A Salute to Mr. Zane Blevins," was at John Randolph Foundation in Hopewell.
Blevins is a North Carolina native, but was moved to Hopewell in 1972 with his wife of 60 years, Eunice. He attended High School in West Jefferson, NC and earned a BS Degree in Agricultural Engineering from NC State University and a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.
His career included 41 years as the Manager of Marketing at Ammonium Sulfate, which included serving in the Technical Services section, as District Manager, Regional Manager and Area Manager. Blevins retired in 1995 and earned his real estate license to assist his wife Eunice in her real estate business, Blevins Realty, Inc.
His vast community service includes his appointment to the John Randolph Hospital Authority in 1990. When the hospital was sold in 1995, he became a member of John Randolph Foundation board where he served three terms as a board member, serving one of those terms as President.
His service to the community through The Salvation Army began in 1972 upon his move to Hopewell. He served as chairman of the Hopewell Service Unit until it was merged with the Petersburg Corps Unit. At that time, he was appointed to the Petersburg Advisory Council and served as Chairman when the unit moved from Market Street to its new location on South West Street. When the Petersburg Corps merged with The Salvation Army Central Virginia Area Command, he attended monthly meetings and reported on the work of The Salvation Army in the Tri Cities.
"Throughout his many years of service, Zane has been an exemplary champion of community causes," said Captain David Worthy, Area Commander for The Salvation Army Central Virginia.
"We salute him for his past and present service to The Salvation Army and to scores of people that his commitment and service has impacted."