Perspective Lifetime Achievement Award 2009: Rev. Ruth Lawson
Melody Lynn Imbler
The Kokomo has awarded our Executive Director, Rev. Ruth Lawson, with the Perspective Lifetime Achievement Award for the Year 2009. To see the article, go to http://www.kokomoperspective.com/news/article_d908aa5e-f576-11de-817a-001cc4c03286.html.
Thank you to Kokomo Perspective:
I would like to express my gratitude to you, The Kokomo Perspective, for granting me your Lifetime Achievement Award 2009. The Family Hope Center is a community effort and will be a blessing to many families in time of crisis for many years to come.
CAM, Inc. is a wonderful organization. I would personally not be able to reach out into the community, if it were not for Kathy Esslinger, the CAM Supervisor, who keeps all the many components of CAM running. Also, CAM works because of Gwen Melton taking care of over 50 Payees; Darrin Bogue working with supplies, volunteers, and clients of CAM; Teddy White who drives our van; and the many churches, organizations, Volunteers, and CAM Volunteers that keep our doors open.
Imagine the faith of the CAM Board of Directors, seeing CAM scrap by financially like many agencies last year, yet willing to give the o.k. for CAM to reach out and meet the need of our community for a family shelter! They are to be commended, under the leadership of the CAM Board Chair, Rev. Paul Sutherland.
In thanking you for the year of the Family Hope Center, I would be remiss not to greatly credit Pastor James Bradley and Family Worship Center for their leap of faith and concern for local mission to purchase the home at 320 East Walnut and being willing to lease the facility to CAM, Inc. for $1.00 a year.
With sincere gratitude, Rev. Ruth Lawson, Executive Director of CAM, Inc.