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MAJOR THERESA RECEIVES LILLIAN CHROSTOWSKI AWARD
Team, Inc. Recognizes Corps Officer for Outstanding Work!
(Major Theresa surrounded by her guests while holding the TEAM, Inc. Lillian Chrostowski Award for outstanding work in the community.)
ANSONIA – The Salvation Army's Greater Valley Corps Officer, Major Theresa Burkholder, was the recipient of the TEAM, Inc. - Lillian Chrostowski Award at the Molto Bene Italian American Kitchen at John J. Sullivan's on October 17th. The distinguished award, presented at what was a wonderful 47th Annual Meeting, is given "in recognition of a social service professional whose outstanding work has had a profound and positive effect on the community."
Why is Major Theresa so deserving of this recognition?
Well, since Major Theresa arrived in Ansonia in July, 2008, she has responded to a sharp increase in the demand for services among people throughout the Valley. She is a dedicated Corps Officer who has devoted her life to serving others and has positively had an impact on those who seek out The Salvation Army from the Greater Valley community.
Bob Van Egghen, Ansonia Advisory Board member, had this to say about Major Theresa, "I have been witness to a dramatic improvement of The Salvation Army's service to our neighbors in need under the leadership of Major Theresa. Instrumental has been the Major's involvement with the Valley's social agencies and her seemingly tireless pursuit of evermore scarce resources to serve the ever-growing population of people in need. The results of her efforts are oftentimes near miraculous. Needless to say, the Major has proven to be an imaginative, innovative, and energized manager and an able shepherd to her flock of the disadvantaged."
Major Dave Champlin, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army's Southern New England Division, congratulated Major Burkholder by saying, "It was so nice to see your ministry acknowledged by TEAM, Inc. and the Greater Valley community, with the presentation of the Lillian Chrostowski Award. We are all very proud of your accomplishments and ministry in Ansonia and I thank for representing The Salvation Army and the Lord, with dignity and hard work."
Major Theresa is also an active member of the Ansonia Rotary Club, the Valley Council for Health & Human Services and its Valley Senior Services Council subcommittee, the Community Cares Outreach Program, and the Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration.
TEAM, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation whose mission is to connect individuals and families with solutions that lead to well-being, self-sufficiency, and full participation in the Greater Valley community.