October 27, 2021

Catholic Community Services Hosts 2021 Humanitarian Awards Dinner

Last night, Catholic Community Services hosted the annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner.  

The first honoree of the evening was Durrell Annis, Catholic Community Services’ Basic Needs Ogden Office Manager. Durrell was recognized as Employee of the Year, for her dedication to CCS’ Bridging the Gap program and battling childhood hunger.  

The Brittany and Ryan Atkinson family was recognized as this year’s Volunteer of the Year. On behalf of the family, Brittany shared their experience volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall in the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Attendees were also joined by nurses from four local hospitals. The group was recognized as Humanitarians, representing all frontline workers at the helm of the battle against Covid-19.  

The final honoree of the evening was Jean Welch Hill of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City. Jean was recognized as Humanitarian of the Year for her ongoing dedication to the work of pursuing justice and showing compassion in our community.  

Throughout the evening, attendees also heard from various friends and partners of Catholic Community Services. 

Board of Trustees President, Fr. John Evans, shared his gratitude for the way our community comes together to do good.  

CCS Migration and Refugee Services client, Mahmoud, shared the story of his family’s resettlement from Afghanistan last year.  

Community Advocate, Pamela Atkinson, shared her experience working with Catholic Community Services and encouraged those in attendance to continue to join the agency in serving our community.  

Finally, The Most Reverend Bishop Oscar A. Solis reminded the room that we all have one thing in common. A desire to create and live in a world of justice, peace, and love.  

Thank you to all who attended and to all who made this evening possible. ⁣ 

⁣Today, and every day, we’re incredibly grateful to serve this community alongside you. Thank you for your continual support of CCS’ mission to practice the Gospel values of love, hope, and compassion through service, support, and collaboration.