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Compassion in Action: Community Missions honors partners & volunteers at 26th annual awards brunch

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Thu, May 31st 2018 12:00 pm
Community Missions held its 26h annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch on Wednesday afternoon at the LaSalle Yacht Club. Pictured, first row from left: Natalie Cuddahee, Bridget Janese and the Rev. Anthony Feagin; second row, from left: Stephen Kling, Elizabeth McClam, Daniel Tighe (American Niagara Hospitality), Albert Oesterle, Judy Naylor and Michael Brown (ComDoc - Niagara University).
Community Missions held its 26h annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch on Wednesday afternoon at the LaSalle Yacht Club. Pictured, first row from left: Natalie Cuddahee, Bridget Janese and the Rev. Anthony Feagin; second row, from left: Stephen Kling, Elizabeth McClam, Daniel Tighe (American Niagara Hospitality), Albert Oesterle, Judy Naylor and Michael Brown (ComDoc - Niagara University).
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. (CMI) held its 26th annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch on Wednesday afternoon at the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls.
The event honors the many volunteers who help the agency throughout the year. Over the past year, 1,504 volunteers contributed 15,275 hours.
Also recognized are award winners chosen by departments throughout the organization, while Executive Director Robyn L. Krueger presents a Director's Award.
Approximately 130 attendees, including Congressman Brian Higgins, and representatives from New York State Sen. Robert Ortt and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, honored the following:
  • Bridget Janese, Niagara County Department of Social Services - Youth Services Award
  • Elizabeth McClam, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development - Crisis and Community Services Award
  • Pastor Anthony Feagin - Ministry and Community Partnerships Award
  • Albert Oesterle, R.N., Visiting Nurses Association of WNY - Mental Health Recovery Services Award
  • Natalie Cuddahee, MSW - Mental Health Housing Services Award
  • Stephen Kling, CPA - Finance Award
  • ComDoc - Niagara University - Public Relations Award
  • Judy Naylor, Lockport Community Television (LCTV) - Media Award
  • American Niagara Hospitality - Director's Award
Community Missions has provided the Niagara community with a wide range of vital services since 1925. In 2017, CMI provided more than 109,000 meals and 12,000 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.

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