community service

Courtesy of Rhonda Johnson

It’s hard to believe Rhonda Johnson doesn’t have more time in the day than everyone else.

Over the last seven years, the Soldotna resident has volunteered more hours than she can count to help build at least 45 houses for low-income Alaskans through the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, or RurAL CAP.

This fall, the national Community Action Partnership chose Johnson from volunteers around the country for an award celebrating her years of service. The organization flew her out to Boston to accept the award last month.

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Soldotna’s Peggy Mullen will be inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame at a virtual ceremony Oct. 20. Along with 11 other Alaskan women, Mullen will be honored for her commitment to community service.

In Soldotna, that community service has taken many forms. Her daughter Mara Carnahan said it’s deeply woven into who she is.