January 30, 2019

Senator Hassan Recognizes Evelyn Ellis-Haines of Belmont as January 2019 Granite Stater of the Month

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today recognized Evelyn Ellis-Haines of Belmont as the first Granite Stater of the Month for 2019 for her dedication to helping those in need.

Evelyn Ellis-Haines, a fifth-grader from Belmont, was inspired to address poverty because, in her words, she “wanted to help people.” Through a youth civics program at her school, Evelyn launched a clothing drive, and with the support of her teachers and classmates, she collected more than 700 items to help clothe some of the most vulnerable citizens in the Granite State. Evelyn donated the items to the largest family shelter in her community and plans to volunteer at the organization this summer.

Senator Hassan launched the “Granite Stater of the Month” initiative in 2017 to recognize outstanding New Hampshire citizens who go above and beyond to help their neighbors and make their communities stronger. To nominate a New Hampshire citizen to be a “Granite Stater of the Month,” constituents can complete the nomination form here.

Click here and see below for a statement that Senator Hassan submitted into the Congressional Record recognizing Evelyn Ellis-Haines:

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