Ross County Man Awarded for Disaster Relief Efforts

A Ross County man who has dared to enter disaster areas to provide aid to victims of hurricanes, floods, massive wildfires and mudslides, has been honored by the Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus, of the Masonic Order.

Charles R. Doss, 61, has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Scottish Rite’s Community Service Award, according to William Landrum, an official of the group.

Doss runs his own home remodeling business in Ross County and for the past five years, he has volunteered with the Southern Baptist Convention’s Disaster Relief Team, traveling with relief crews to Louisiana after Hurricane Isaac, New York after Hurricane Sandy, and to Colorado after wildfires and mudslides.

Doss told a group of 60 Ross and Pike County Scottish Rite Masons at a banquet on April 20th when the award was announced that “I believe in serving the Lord by serving other people.”

 Doss and his wife Rita reside in Ross County near Bainbridge. They attend Chillicothe Baptist Church which is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.

**Pictured above: Doss at center with Masons Michael Hines left, and William Landrum right**

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