United Way of Central Arkansas has named Gail Hester as its September Volunteer of the Month. Nominated by Bethlehem House, Inc., Hester received a gift certificate from the month’s sponsor, Bevy’s. Hester came to Bethlehem House approximately a year and a half ago, after recently retiring, looking for an opportunity to give back to the community. Hester is Bethlehem House’s official "volunteer coordinator." She is responsible for all of the volunteer activities from working in the food pantry, to helping at Silver Moon Cinema, to their adopt-a-meal program. "When Gail came in to the shelter offering to volunteer, it was like a hand-picked gift from God," nominator Judi Lively said about Hester. "She has been invaluable in the services, experience and time she provides to Bethlehem House." Pictured are (from left) Beverly Arnold of Bevy’s and Hester. SUBMITTED PHOTO