Inter-Faith Ministries has announced the recipients of its 2013 Humanitarian Awards, which will be presented Aug. 22.
The winners are:• Star Lumber Co., Golden Rule Award. The company was recognized because it has made a difference within the community through philanthropic leadership.
• Timothy Relph, Light of Faith Award. Relph is a homicide detective with the Wichita Police Department, and, according to a news release issued by Anne Corriston, executive director of Inter-Faith Ministries, is “driven by faith, demonstrates a passion and commitment to transform lives lapsing over time or in the glimpse of a moment.”
• Paul and Margaret Miller, Peace by Piece Award. The Millers are pioneers in Kansas recycling and have helped educate the public about the importance of recycling.
• Dear Neighbor Ministries, Spirit of Faith Award. The award recognizes a faith-based organization that helps people in need. The Dear Neighbor Ministries serves the Hilltop neighborhood and helps those in need with assistance with rent, utilities and transportation.
• Randy and Suzy Storms, Leadership through Faith Award. The Stormses were honored because of their civic leadership with community issues. The couple was killed in early February in a one-vehicle accident.
The Humanitarian Awards and Dinner is a longstanding tradition in Wichita. The first award was presented in 1951 when Bishop Mark Carroll was recognized by the local chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.
For more information, go to www.interfaithwichita.org.