People’s Place presents awards at annual breakfast

June 5, 2022

People’s Place held its annual breakfast and awards ceremony at the Milford Senior Center May 18.

Guests in attendance included People’s Place board members, staff, elected officials, local business members, and representatives from other nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

Faye Wheeler,  People’s Place board vice president, welcomed guests and thanked those in attendance and the community for their support of and partnership with the organization. After sharing a short video in celebration of People’s Place 50th anniversary, Wheeler read proclamations from Gov. John Carney and U.S. Sen. Chris Coons in recognition of the agency’s 50-year milestone.

Blanche Creech, People’s Place associate director of domestic violence and community services, presented the annual report, followed by a short video providing guests with a glimpse into the agency’s over programs and the services each provides to Delawareans.

The annual breakfast also gives People’s Place an opportunity to recognize its Community Supporter and Volunteer of the Year. In appreciation for outstanding service, commitment to helping others and upholding People’s Place mission, Christine Tomalin, who has volunteered at People’s Place Center for Community Justice since 2016, was named the 2022 Volunteer of the Year.

Ellen Steiger and Fran Milio from Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View accepted the People’s Place 2022 Community Supporter of the Year recognition. Beginning in 2020, Mariner’s Feed my Sheep program has been graciously providing homemade meals, desserts and other basic necessities to People’s Place shelter programs. The weekly donation delivery, which involves a 60-minute commute from Ocean View to Milford, has been instrumental in feeding thousands of residents.

To learn more about People’s Place and help it continue to provide critical services to thousands of Delawareans each year, contact Kim Rigby at 302-422-8033, Ext. 198 or


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