Catholic Charities honors four for service, advocacy

Three national leaders and a local community organizer will be honored by Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington with awards at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event Jan. 17.

Receiving the Keep the Dream Alive Award from the Catholic Charities USA will be Joshua Dubois, executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships; Marguerite Harmon, CEO of Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona; and Maria Odom, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network.

The award honors individuals who work to advocate nonviolent means to achieve equality and live a life of service.

Jean Hale, a community organizer and founding volunteer coordinator for the SHARE Food Network at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Washington, will receive the Faith Does Justice Award from the archdiocese.

Activities begin at 10 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church near Capitol Hill with Mass celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Leonard J. Olivier of Washington.

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