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Cranford's Kevin Mahoney to Receive Cranford Clergy Council's Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Clergy Council and Interfaith Human Relations Committee will present the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Civil and Human Rights to Cranford resident Kevin Mahoney for his activism and volunteer work, according to a press release from the group.

Mahoney was nominated for the award by Linda Flores-Tober, executive director of the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, Bernadette Murphy of St. Joseph Social Service Center and Geleen Donovan of Family Promise. He volunteers with all three organizations, according to the press release.

In the press release, Flores-Tober, Murphy and Donovan said Mahoney is a person of compassion with genuine love for all people and concern for their welfare.

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“It is a testament to Kevin that the relationships he forms among the poor and homeless and those who help them builds community just by his presence and caring,” Cindy Hannen of the Cranford Clergy Council said.

In addition to volunteering for those organizations, Mahoney volunteers at Roselle Catholic High School and helps renovate a Staten Island lighthouse with the Noble Maritime Collection, according to the press release.

He will be presented the award at the CCC’s service commemorating King on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Trinity Episcopal Church.

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