Each spring, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. takes an opportunity to honor the volunteers and supporters who make its work possible with its annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch. This year's 24th edition took place at the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls on Wednesday afternoon.
The event honors the many volunteers who help the agency throughout the year, while also recognizing several award winners from different departments of the organization. In addition, Executive Director Robyn L. Krueger presents a Director's Award each year.
Approximately 120 attendees, including Robert Welch representing state Sen. Robert Ortt, Risky Sanabria representing Assemblyman John Ceretto, and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, honored the following award winners:
Community Missions has provided the Niagara community with a wide range of vital services since 1925. In 2015, CMI provided more than 87,000 meals and 10,000 nights of care within its crisis services programs. Additional agency programs serve adults and youth with psychiatric disabilities, parolees, at-risk youth and other underserved populations in both residential and recovery-oriented settings. For more information, visit www.communitymissions.org.
Joshua Maloni, managing editor at Niagara Frontier Publications, left, stands with Christian Hoffman, Community Missions communications and development manager. Hoffman presented Maloni with a Public Relations/Media Award.
Community Missions held its 24th annual Compassion In Action Awards Brunch on Wednesday afternoon at the LaSalle Yacht Club. Pictured, first row from left: Angela Barraclough, Sister Nora Sweeney, Karen Dallessandro, Mary Len and Robin Stroud; and second row, from left: Michael Ryan, Andy Pascarella, Joshua Maloni, Peggy Nash and the Rev. Rex Stewart.