Summer of Service Winner!
News 13 is honoring a young lady who made a big difference in the mountains.
18-year-old Kinana McDaniel is our Summer of Service contest winner! Kinana volunteers at Wild for Life in Asheville, a non-profit that rehabilitates wildlife.
She has been doing it for 7 years, ever since she was 11 years old when she came with her mother nearly every Saturday to volunteer.
The center says she definitely had a way with animals.
Among the creatures Kinana helped is Willow, a 12-year-old red tailed hawk.
Susie Wright, Wild for Life, "she's very compassionate, very kind, very aware of her surroundings. And really in tune with the animals. Immediately we could tell that she was really connected to the animals."
For winning the Summer of Service contest, Kinana won a $1,000 grant for Wild for Life.