The Ray of Hope Project

Earth Angels in the City

The Westside Weekly - November 12-18, 2004

There are indeed "Earth Angels," people who have dedicated their lives to helping others.

On Friday, November 19th from 6 - 10 pm at the Beautiful View Banquet Facilities located 800 N. Broad Street (the former Traffic Court Building), 11 Philadelphia-area "angels" will be honored at the Harvest Fest Recognition Dinner.

In the West Philadelphia/Yeadon area the honorees include Minister John Brown and his wife Lynise (youth mentors), Rev. Lorraine Custis (Prison Ministry), Ronald Ford, retired coach of Overbrook High School, Elvira Pierce and Jaki Mungai (Scholarship Fund for Overbrook High School Students), Gloria V. Prescod, Professional Fundraiser for major groups including Mercy Hospital and Evelyn Robinson, Missionary with Wayland Baptist Church.

Volunteers with the Ray of Hope Project are also being honored: Janice Kenney, Desmond Neligan, and Robert Wilson.

The Ray of Hope Project provides structural damage repairs to homes of senior citizens and low-income families for the cost of materials or free.

The hosting organization, Seeds for Needs, Inc. will be presenting the prestigious Presidents Volunteer Service Award as well as the Earth Angel Award...