CONGRESSMAN SHERMAN HONORED AT 5TH ANNUAL GUADALUPE COMMUNITY CENTER AWARDS DINNER
[Sherman Oaks, CA] “ The Guadalupe Community Center, part of the Catholic Charities of Los Angeles organization, honored Congressman Brad Sherman and Kaiser Permanente at their Fifth Annual Mary Logan Orcutt Awards Dinner on May 20.
œThe Guadalupe Community Centers service to the San Fernando Valley has made a tangible difference in the lives of many, said Sherman. œI am honored that they have chosen to give me this award.
The Mary Logan Award, named after the Centers founder, was presented to Congressman Brad Sherman for his years of unwavering support for the Guadalupe Center. Shermans mother, Lane Sherman, accepted the award on his behalf due to the House of Representatives voting schedule in Washington. Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (Woodland Hills) was awarded the Business/Community Award and Corrine Ramirez and Jean Williams accepted the Volunteer Service Award.
In 2003, Congressman Sherman secured $400,000 in federal funds for the Guadalupe Centers OASIS (Older Adult Services and Intervention System) program. This is a comprehensive pilot program that offers no-cost social services for older, frail adults and their care-givers living in the West San Fernando Valley. Sherman has also supported various federal issues important to the Guadalupe Center.
The Guadalupe Community Center opened in 1950 as a center for farmworkers and their families. The Center was donated to the Archdiocese in 1953 and is part of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles. The Center has assisted low-income families in the Canoga Park area for more than 50 years and provides recreational and tutoring services for approximately 13,000 individuals each year.
Congressman Brad Sherman represents the 27th congressional district, covering roughly half the San Fernando Valley.