Milne receives Psalm 23’s highest honour

Courageous Alumni Starfish Award handed out, volunteers and community sponsorship partners recognized

Dustin Milne received the Psalm 23 Transition Society’s highest honour on Nov. 13.

Milne was awarded the Courageous Alumni Starfish Award and also got a custom Psalm 23 watch from Lee’s Jewelry for his efforts.

The award is presented to an alumni of Psalm 23’s recovery program each year who has endured the courageous journey from breaking the bondage and affliction of addictions to reach freedom.

The event, which occurred at the Bakerview Church in Abbotsford, also saw volunteer appreciation awards go to Murray Lipp, Rusty Merriman, Allan Cross & Family, John Armstrong and George & Doreen Schellenberg.

The Community Sponsorship Awards went to ServiceMASTER Restore. Polar Electric Inc., Re/max Little Oak Realty, Friesen Electric, Complete Heating, Big Box Outlet Store, Mark’s – Aldergrove location, Fraser Valley Steel & Wire Ltd, Cloverdale Paint Inc. – Abbotsford Store, Fraserway RV, The Abbotsford News and The Best Western Plus – Marshall Road.

Marvin Declare, Psalm 23’s executive director, said the evening was to celebrate life changes and say thank you to the community.

“Charities like ours depend on community support and we believe in the value of sharing the recognition they deserve,” he said.

Psalm 23’s evening raised $15,386.00 and then added the matching grant of $14,300.00 (which excludes money from silent auction and ticket sales) for a total of $29,686.00.

To make a donation to the matching grant offer within the next 2 weeks or year-end donation to Psalm 23, send a cheque to Psalm 23 at Box 2428 Station A, Abbotsford, BC V2T 4X3 or call 604-870-5616 and use your Visa or MasterCard.

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