11/08/2010 12:48 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ellen Rewards Community Service Star With New Car

Reneisha Wilkes, 23, was inspired by Ellen DeGeneres' charitable ways to perform more community service in Southern California than anyone under the age of 25.

Last Thursday, Ellen surprised an Wilkes by pulling her from her studio audience at a show taping. The talk show host rewarded her commitment -- especially her dedication to low-income families -- by naming her the first "Ellen Volunteer of the Month". The award came with some huge kudos and a new car that brought Wilkes to tears.