Savannahian Solana Plaines, received the Women In the NAACP (W.I.N.) Award during the Georgia NAACP Quarterly Meeting and Training for the Betterment conference held at the Friendship Baptist Church April 22, in Columbus, Ga. Georgia NAACP President Francys Johnson of Statesboro brought remarks while Pennye Rogers, Executive Officer of WCEG in Atlanta was the keynote speaker for the luncheon.
Solana Plaines has a passion for helping and giving aide to others. She stated when she gets tired, she looks up the hills from which all her strength comes from. Everything that she does, it is to edify the Kingdom of God, She believes in mentoring others, Solana has walked the streets of Savannah with Rev. Jesse Jackson, promoting peace and a change for the oppressed. She attended the funeral of the late Malcolm X. She advocates beyond one’s expectations for her volunteer work. She is an advocate for children and youth in the community in the Savannah/Chatham County Public School System and the YDC, Youth Detention Center, also for adults in the Chatham County Jail, Georgia State prisons and out of the state prison facilities. She works closely with the family members of the detainees. She rallied and protest with the neighbors and family of Michael Smith who was shot and killed while in handcuffs by the Savannah Metro Police Department. Solana served on the committee to erect the African American monument on the historic River St.
She worked with the Georgia Client Council which is currently Georgia Legal Services. She was a volunteer for Vista, and many other organizations. She believes that as long as she puts God first all things are possible if you just believe. She promised to keep the faith until she meets her Savior face to face. In all her ways she promised to acknowlegde her heavenly Father so that He may direct her paths.