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Community Missions honors partners & volunteers at 27th annual awards brunch

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Thu, May 30th 2019 02:45 pm
Community Missions held its 27h annual Compassion In Action Awards Brunch on Wednesday afternoon at the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls. Pictured: (first row, from left): Bonnie Kane Lockwood; Mary Ballowe, Suburban Pest Control; Michele Schmidt, East Hill Foundation; Celeste Jagodzinski, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center health information management department; and Lora Root; (second row, from left): Ken Dulian, East Hill Foundation; Marty Ballowe, Suburban Pest Control; Robert MacDonald; Robyn L. Krueger, Community Missions Inc.; Geoffrey McDermid, McDermid Financial Group; and Vince Gandolfi, NFMMC health information management department.
Community Missions held its 27h annual Compassion In Action Awards Brunch on Wednesday afternoon at the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls. Pictured: (first row, from left): Bonnie Kane Lockwood; Mary Ballowe, Suburban Pest Control; Michele Schmidt, East Hill Foundation; Celeste Jagodzinski, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center health information management department; and Lora Root; (second row, from left): Ken Dulian, East Hill Foundation; Marty Ballowe, Suburban Pest Control; Robert MacDonald; Robyn L. Krueger, Community Missions Inc.; Geoffrey McDermid, McDermid Financial Group; and Vince Gandolfi, NFMMC health information management department.

Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. (CMI) held its 27th annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch on Wednesday afternoon at the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls.

The event honored the many volunteers who helped the agency throughout the year – this included 1,412 volunteers contributing 15,233 hours. Also recognized were awardees chosen by departments throughout the organization. President and CEO Robyn L. Krueger presented a Director’s Award.

Approximately 100 attendees, including Congressman Brian Higgins, and representatives from New York State Sen. Robert Ortt and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, honored the following:

  • McDermid Financial Group – Youth Services Award
  • Suburban Pest Control – Crisis and Community Services Award
  • Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Health Information Management Department – Mental Health Recovery Services Award
  • Lora Root, Niagara County Department of Social Services – Mental Health Housing Services Award
  • Robert MacDonald, Eaton Office Supply – Finance Award
  • East Hill Foundation – Public Relations Award
  • Bonnie Kane Lockwood, office of Congressman Brian Higgins – Director’s Award

Community Missions has provided the Niagara community with a wide range of vital services since 1925. In 2018, CMI provided more than 119,000 meals and 13,000 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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