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Congratulating the Rescue Mission of Utica upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of Outstanding Contribution Award

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Rescue Mission of Utica upon
the occasion of its designation as recipient of the 2013 Outstanding
Contribution by an Organization Award

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late the Rescue Mission of Utica upon the occasion of its designation as
recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Contribution by an Organization Award
on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the Oneida County Older American Awards
Dinner; and
WHEREAS, Currently there are 40 active registered Rescue Mission of
Utica volunteers over the age of 60; they contribute wealth of know-
ledge, time, and experience to six of the Mission's social services
programs; and
WHEREAS, In 2012, numerous individuals provided 9,319 hours of volun-
teer services; many retirees oversee the Computer Learning Center with
various computer programs; they assist students as they prepare for GED
testing; and
WHEREAS, Many registered senior volunteers assist with clerical duties
in both the Representative Payee Program and the Addiction Crisis
Center; two seniors monitor the Coin Canister ministry in both Herkimer
and Oneida Counties and one seasoned volunteer acts as a gatekeeper at
the Parker House, monitoring the confidentiality of those in rehabili-
tation; and
WHEREAS, The Food Service Department can always count on dependable
retirees to be at work on time and oftentimes, at short notice, when
substitutes are required; in addition, there is an Auxiliary at the
Mission that has 56 members with majority of them over the age of 60;
these individuals support the Mission with various service projects and
are liaisons with various churches; and
WHEREAS, As a non-profit organization, the Rescue Mission of Utica
could not accomplish all that they do without the dedicated assistance
from their senior members; these older citizens are beautiful examples
of sharing and caring; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals and organizations of such noble aims and accomplishments are
brought to our attention, they should be celebrated and recognized by
all the citizens of the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Rescue Mission of Utica upon the occasion of is desig-
nation as recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Contribution by an Organiza-
tion Award; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Rescue Mission of Utica.

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  • 01 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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