Resolution J1057-2013

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Joseph's House, Troy, New York

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 26, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  celebrating  the  30th  Anniversary of Joseph's
House, Troy, New York, on March 26, 2013

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State  of  New  York  to
recognize  and  acknowledge those within our midst who have made signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
  WHEREAS, A great community is only as great as those organizations and
individuals who provide exemplary service, whether through participation
in voluntary programs, through  unique  personal  achievement  in  their
profession  or  other  endeavors,  or  simply through a lifetime of good
citizenship; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to celebrate  the  30th
Anniversary of Joseph's House, Troy, New York, on March 26, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1982, Joseph's House was created in an effort to address
the needs of the increasing homeless population  within  the  community;
three  decades later, this vital organization has grown significantly in
size and services provided for the homeless community in Troy, New York;
and
  WHEREAS, A community-based, not-for-profit corporation, Joseph's House
mission is to prevent and alleviate  homelessness;  its  programs  offer
emergency  shelter, permanent housing, support services, hospitality and
guidance to homeless individuals, youth, and families; and
  WHEREAS, Joseph's House  offers  non-judgmental  services  where  each
guest's dignity and worth are recognized and respected; it guides guests
in  getting  help from community agencies and acts as an advocate to the
homeless to address immediate and long-term needs; and
  WHEREAS, Furthermore,  Joseph's  House  provides  an  opportunity  for
people from the local community to volunteer in service to the homeless;
and
  WHEREAS, The success of the Joseph's House is in direct correlation to
the efforts of its administration, staff, and volunteers, whose involve-
ment is, and always has been, characterized by an impressive commitment,
an unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of excellence in
all endeavors on behalf of the House and the population it serves; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown  a
long  and  sustained  commitment to excellence certainly have earned the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
celebrate  the  30th  Anniversary  of Joseph's House, Troy, New York, on
March 26, 2013, and to wish it continued success in the years  to  come;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Joseph's House.

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