Interfaith Council gives annual Humanitarian Awards

Craig Smedley, right, of Interfaith Council of Murrieta and Temecula poses with Jared Medley, Meesha Moghaddam and Denton Burr of Temecula Protest, who received the community organization or business award at IFC’s annual Humanitarian Awards and with Chuck Searer, left, winner of the individual Humanitarian of the Year award, Nov. 22, at the council’s annual Night of Gratitude. Valley News/Courtesy photo
MURRIETA – The Interfaith Council of Temecula and Murrieta presented the annual Humanitarian Awards Sunday, Nov. 22, at the annual Night of Gratitude at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Murrieta in the outdoor pavilion. The event was also broadcast on YouTube for those who could not attend in person.The concept of the Humanitarian Award was brought to fruition by Barbara Matthews Scott, who each year solicits nominations from all the faith organizations in IFC membership, as well as from the public. The Interfaith Council was honored to present each recipient with an engraved crystal award donated by Steve Butterworth of Fallbrook Awards.The winner of this year’s individual award was Charles “Chuck” Searer, a volunteer at the Community Mission of Hope, as
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