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Charleston Member Receives Statewide Honor for Service

Charleston Member Receives Statewide Honor for Service

Story by Kathy Pepper
At a special ceremony this summer, Katherine McCormick, a member of the Charleston (W.Va.) church, received recognition and an award for her years of service to others. McCormick is the long-time caregiver of a married couple who are also members of the Charleston church. “When I discovered the award was not just a local award, but was a statewide caregivers award, it blew my mind!” she says.

As part of the honor, McCormick received a congratulatory letter from Rep. Shelley Moore Capito that contained a copy of the May 28 Congressional Record for the West Virginia State House of Representative, in which Capito said: “I rise today to recognize the American Network of Community Options and Resources recipient of the 2014 Direct Support Professional of the Year [award] for the state of West Virginia, Katherine McCormick. This decoration is truly an honor to receive, as it has been awarded annually for the past seven years to individuals in each state [who] exemplify the values of the organization. ... Katherine was recognized for her outstanding leadership, which set her apart from her peers in supporting those with disabilities in all aspects of life.”

Capito also said, “Without Katherine’s commitment to enriching the lives of others, many West Virginians would be unable to function effectively in society.”

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