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City Council Honors Compassionate W-S

posted Jul 21, 2014, 7:01 PM by Interfaith WS

            Compassionate Winston-Salem was honored Monday night by Mayor Allen Joines and members of City Council.

            Council member Molly Leight presented a resolution from the city to Jerry McLeese, chair of Interfaith Winston-Salem, and Drea Parker, coordinator of Compassionate Winston-Salem.

            In part, the resolution said:  “Now, be it resolved that the Mayor and City Council do hereby congratulate Compassionate Winston-Salem on its one-year anniversary, express grateful appreciation to the organization for its past year of active involvement in the community, and extend best wishes for the future of Compassionate Winston-Salem.”

            The resolution was signed by Allen Joines, mayor; Vivian H. Burke, Mayor Pro Tempore; and council members Dan Besse, Robert C. Clark, Derwin L. Montgomery, Molly Leight, Denise D. Adams, Jeff McIntosh and James Taylor Jr.

            The Winston-Salem movement was initiated by Interfaith Winston-Salem, and City Council unanimously endorsed the Charter for Compassion in July 2013.  Details on Compassionate Winston-Salem’s activities during its first year are available at