Community Missions Honors Volunteers and Supporters at 23rd Annual Awards Brunchby Christian Hoffman
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - Each year, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. (CMI) takes an opportunity to honor the volunteers and supporters that make its work possible with its Annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch. This year's 23rd edition took place at the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls on Thursday afternoon.
The event honors the many volunteers that help the agency throughout the year, while also recognizing award winners from seven of the organization's departments. In addition, a Director's Award is presented by Executive Director Robyn L. Krueger, and the Sharon Kroetsch Memorial Award is bestowed upon a chosen board member.
Approximately 140 attendees, including Richard Soluri representing Senator Robert Ortt and City Administrator Donna Owens representing Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, honored the following award winners Thursday afternoon):
- Ms. Katharine Sirianni-Morock, MSW and Ms. Meredith Miller, LMHC, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center- Mental Health Housing Services Award
- Ms. Catherine Richards, Niagara County Probation Department - Finance Award
- Mr. Will Tompkins - Mental Health Recovery Services Award
- Mr. Mark Keefe, NYS Office of Children and Family Services - Youth Award
- Ken Michael, Dox Electronics, Inc. - Crisis and Community Services Award
- Angelo Sarkees, Deposits for Food - Public Relations Award
- The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee and Ms. Patricia Walker, Niagara Deanery of the Episcopal Diocese of WNY - Ministry and Community Partnerships Award
- Joan Lock, Lawley Agency, LLC - Director's Award
- Ms. Mary Maj, CMI Board Member - Sharon Kroetsch Memorial Award
Community Missions has provided the Niagara community with a wide range of vital services since 1925. In 2014, CMI provided nearly 77,000 meals and over 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, please visit www.communitymissions.org.
By The Numbers...
In 2016, Community Missions provided:
• 11,104 nights of shelter
• 89,366 meals
• 6,744 individuals with clothing
• 2,295 care days in Youth Services
• 46,888 care days in Recovery Services
• 73,994 care days in Housing Services
• 182 opportunities for Faith Development