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Edmond church honors nonprofit agencies

Birth Choice of Oklahoma was the top honoree during the Samaritan Award dinner.
BY STEVE GUST Published: January 29, 2013

Edmond Family Counseling, established in 1974, has a mission of providing counseling and education programs to individuals, families and groups.

Guests at the dinner heard from last year's winner, Sister Barbara Joseph, who since 2006 has operated Sister B.J.'s Pantry for the homeless in downtown Oklahoma City. The pantry serves 500 to 600 people a week, Joseph said.

“I like to offer a place of dignity for the homeless,” she said.

To accomplish that mission, she has 36 full-time volunteers.

Also honored were Edmond Mobile Meals, U R Special Ministries, Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Edmond, HOPE Center of Edmond, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Oklahoma, Breakfast on Boulevard, Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, HeartLine, Inc., Coffee Creek Riding Center and Turning Point Ministries.