Samaritan Award Winners
Wes and Gayla Butcher were recently honored at Rescue Ministries Anniversary Dinner as the 2014 recipients of the Samaritan Award. Each year, Rescue Ministries leadership considers all the volunteer efforts that have been observed. The Mission, being a volunteer driven organization, literally has hundreds of potential "Samaritans" demonstrating love to their neighbors. Some share clothing, some dress wounds, some provide transportation, some give money to pay for lodging, but all are interested in assisting the beaten and down-trodden. The Samaritan Award is presented to one whose charitable acts have somehow stood out among the hundreds of kindnesses. The universal characteristic among all Samaritan Award recipients is that they would be someone who you would appreciate as a neighbor. Wes and Gayla have been long-time volunteers and supporters of City Rescue Mission. Our staff often refers to them as Mission Ambassadors. Congratulations, Wes and Gayla!