The Mrs. USA Universal Pageant was established in 2011 to highlight the achievements of married women. In 2017 and 2018, the USA titleholders participated in the President’s Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes United States citizens who have achieved a required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime. This year’s contestants served over 7,500 volunteer hours.
“One of the things I love most about Keep America Beautiful is that it empowers citizens to make a difference in their respective communities,” said Meinhart. “I believe that the best communities are created when people serve each other and the environment they live in.”
Meinhart is an active volunteer with her local Keep America Beautiful affiliate Keep Lewisville Beautiful. Keep America Beautiful affiliates and partner organizations can engage Meinhart for appearances and events by email or connect with her on Facebook or Instagram.
She’ll be participating in Keep Grapevine Beautiful’s “Happy to Help Saturdays” on Jan. 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. She’ll also be attending Keep America Beautiful’s 2019 National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland (Feb. 6-8); Keep Fort Worth Beautiful’s Cowtown Great American Cleanup (March 30): Keep Denton Beautiful’s Redbud Festival (April 13); and Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful’s Rose Festival (May 31-June 1). Previously, Meinhart served as Mrs. Texas Universal and made more than 50 appearances across 17 cities in Texas during her reign.
“Volunteerism is the linchpin of Keep America Beautiful’s effort to end litter, improve recycling and beautify our communities,” said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Helen Lowman. “And it takes committed individuals like Kimberly Meinhart to heighten awareness of the benefits of volunteering, which strengthen the social fabric of every community.”
Beyond her work as a volunteerism advocate, Meinhart works in welding equipment sales and marketing. She assists customers at fabrication and construction companies in selecting welding equipment, filler metals and industrial gas. She also serves as Chairwoman of the Eastfield College Welding Advisory committee in Dallas. Meinhart holds two degrees: International Business with a minor in Marketing and Spanish from the University of Oklahoma as well as a Welding Technology Certification from Mountain View College in Dallas.
About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision.
Behavior change – steeped in education, research and behavioral science – is the cornerstone of Keep America Beautiful. We empower generations of community and environmental stewards with volunteer programs, hands-on experiences, educational curricula, practical advice and other resources. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Donate and take action at kab.org.