10 Most Beautiful 2015
The 10 Most Beautiful Women were dressed by Harem & Company with jewelry from Justice Jewelers and makeup by Acacia Spa
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Beth Raidel, 60
Community Relations Development Director, Ridewell Suspensions
Charity: The Hamels Foundation
A trip to Malawi, Africa, was a turning point in Beth Raidel’s life—one that inspired her to further her work for The Hamels Foundation. Beth traveled to the Namunda Village to help open The Hamels Foundation’s Namunda Primary School. While there, she discovered young women are often forced to drop out of school once they reached puberty due to a lack of proper hygiene products. After returning to Springfield, Beth and several people she traveled with started a program focused on finding a solution. They are working with The Hamels Foundation to secure reusable hygiene kits to send to the women in school. Because of this, Beth says more women in Namunda will be able to complete their educations.
Beth says she knows she was meant to serve people. “I feel like I’m an ambassador for volunteerism and philanthropy in Southwest Missouri,” she says. “It is good for my self-esteem to know I have helped someone.”