Crossroads Honors Peacemaker Award Recipient

January 9, 2019

Church of the Crossroads is pleased to announce this year's recipient of the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peacemaker Award:

 

The Institute for Human Services (IHS)

 

This award is given annually to honor and recognize a deserving leader from Hawai‘i’s Community. We invite nominations from any persons or organizations. The criteria for nomination and consideration is simple:

 

The person should be a Hawai‘i resident whose life and work exemplifies a lifelong concern and commitment to the ideals of peace and social justice for all, ideals for which the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his life.

 

IHS began in 1978 with Father Claude Du Teil as the Peanut Butter Ministry and offered sandwiches, coffee and compassion to homeless people in Honolulu. IHS built its first shelter in 1986, providing for 250 to 300 men, women and/or children per night. Today, IHS collaborates with over 80 nonprofits, government agencies and social service agencies to provide mental health services, substance abuse treatment and healthcare.

 

The public is invited to attend the Martin Luther King, Jr. Service and Celebration on Monday, January 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Avenue, Honolulu).

 

Call 808-949-2220 for more information.