By Kent Larsen
President Monson's Humanitarian Efforts Recognized
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- The Salt Lake City-based Humanitarian Resource
Center will honor President Thomas S. Monson, first counselor in the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint's First Presidency, with a 2001 Globus
Award. The award recognizes President Monson's humanitarian efforts
assisting the needy worldwide.
"President Monson was chosen because of his personal commitment to the
humanitarian effort on a global basis," said Darlyn Eddington, the group's
resource coordinator. "He puts in a lot of effort to make things happen."
The Humanitarian Resource Center is a nonprofit group that gathers resources
for other local charities to distribute to those in desperate need. Founded
four years ago, it has distributed more than $31 million in aid, working
through 160 agencies worldwide. The group prides itself on taking only 3% of
donations for administrative and operating costs.
The center will hold its annual Humanitarian Charity Ball tonight at 6:30 in
Salt Lake's Salt Palace Grand Ballroom. The Humanitarian Resource Center
will also honor two others tonight for their humanitarian efforts. Pamela
Atkinson, director of mission services for Intermountain Health Care, the
chain of hospitals formerly owned by the LDS Church, will receive a
Community Service award and the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
will receive an award for "Outstanding Partner."
Pres. Monson to get humanitarian award
Deseret News 8Mar01 N2
By Lynne Arave: Deseret News staff writer