Catholic Charities USA has named its Volunteers of the Year. They are:
William Rainford, associate professor and chair, Master of Social Work program, Boise State University, for his tireless work on behalf of Catholic Charities of Idaho; and a trio of dedicated women -- Elsa Amboy, Melissa Kreisa, and Andrea Lee -- for their refugee work with Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, in San Jose, CA.
"Congratulations and a heartfelt thanks to these four wonderful individuals who provide witness of God's preferential love for the poor and vulnerable in our society," said Fr. Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA. "They are truly doing God's work, delivering help and creating hope day-in and day-out, without seeking anything in return."