Saturday, Nov. 4, 6-9 p.m., Centre Park of West Chester
Catholic Charities will recognize 24 individuals as Champions of Mercy.
“They’re the humble servants who feed the hungry, tend the sick, comfort the lonely and protect the vulnerable. They inspire others to ‘go and do likewise,’ and we’re fortunate to have them in our community,” said Ted Bergh, CEO of Catholic Charities.
The top six honorees will receive $1,000 each to donate to a charity or further good work in the community:
- Emily Brown and Kathleen Kersh, of ABLE, immigration attorneys who fought the recent deportation of Maribel Trujillo Diaz.
- Guardian Angel Church for its Twinning Parish Service Organization, serving those in need across the United States and around the world since 2000.
- St. Clements Youth Group for its efforts to clothe the homeless and feed the hungry.
- Sarah Ray, who leads Mount Notre Dame’s St. Vincent dePaul Conference, which serves hundreds each year and has become a model conference for the nation.
- Jim and Marion Stickle, who have led several ministries and service projects at Good Shepherd Church for more than a decade.
- Patti Alderson, founder of the Community Foundation of West Chester, which has benefited thousands of youth over the past 16 years.
These honorees and 18 others will be recognized at the upcoming Champions of Mercy Awards Dinner.
Tickets are $75.