Mamie Yong Maywhort speaks at the "California's Strongest People You Can Bank On" awards in Long Beach on Nov. 13.
Mamie Yong Maywhort speaks at the “California’s Strongest People You Can Bank On” awards in Long Beach on Nov. 13. Photo: Courtesy Mamie Yong Maywhort

By Allison Jarrell

On Nov. 13, Mamie Yong Maywhort, San Juan Capistrano resident and co-founder of nonprofit Homefront America, was honored by Farmers & Merchants Bank at the annual “California’s Strongest People You Can Bank On” awards in Long Beach. Mamie was one of 13 honorees, receiving an award for her work with military families and a gift of $1,000 for her organization. The annual award ceremony honors individuals who embody virtues such as integrity, community and goodwill toward others. Maywhort thanked the volunteers and sponsors of Homefront America for all of their hard work and dedication. The nonprofit aims to support local military families with services and annual events.

“The Service Above Self Award is well deserved by Mamie, who through her work with Homefront America, has demonstrated admirable dedication and service for military families in the San Juan Capistrano community,” said Daniel Walker, Chairman and CEO of Farmers & Merchants Bank. “F&M Bank is very pleased to have recognized her at this year’s California’s Strongest People You Can Bank On awards.”

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