Individuals honored for social justice work

Individuals honored for social justice work

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Jim and Lynn Cummings were among several individuals honored by Catholic Charities at its annual Justice for ALL dinner, held Thursday, April 28 at Adelphia Grand Ballroom in Deptford.

The 2011 Justice for ALL Annual Awards Dinner, honoring social justice, social service, leadership and ministry, took place on Thursday, April 28 at Adelphia Grand Ballroom in Deptford.

The honorees were :

— Ron Evans, who was given the Peter J. O’Connor Award for Social Justice, for his work in establishing Camden Churches Organized for People;

— Jim and Lynn Cummings, the Msgr. Michael Doyle and Msgr. Robert McDermott Award for Parish and Community Ministry, for their work with Neighbors Empowering Pennsauken;

— Msgr. Michael Mannion, the Sister Grace Nolan Award for Social Ministry, for his work as director of Community Relations for the Diocese of Camden; and

— The Ravitz family, the Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio Award for Leadership, for their work across generations to aid children and families in Southern New Jersey, as owners of Supermarkets of Cherry Hill, Inc., which operates six area ShopRite supermarkets.

The dinner is held to promote awareness of social justice and the needs of the poor in the Diocese of Camden; to identify, cultivate, and engage individuals who are committed to the vision and mission of Catholic Charities; and raise funds for direct assistance to clients in the communities in which Catholic Charities serve, for programs that include Family and Community Centers, Refugee Programs, Adoption Programs, and Mental Health Programs.

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