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    Mercy Center Ministries Celebrates their 32nd Anniversary
    November 19, 2015 7:23 am  
    Mercy Center Ministries Celebrates their 32nd Anniversary

    On November 8th , Mercy Center Ministries Celebrated their 32nd Anniversary at Island Hills Golf Club by Honoring Catherine Olinger of Patchogue, for her service to Mercy and the community.

    Mercy owns and operates three shelters in Patchogue, Blue Point and Sayville for 16-21 year old runaway/homeless adolescent girls and adolescent girls with children.

    Each year Mercy recognizes a community member who has made a difference in the lives of others through community service and support. Cathie joined the Board at Mercy in 1996 and has been President from 1999 to present day.

    In addition to her 20- year commitment to Mercy, Cathie’s major contributions to her community include: Patchogue Library Trustee 1970-1973, Patchogue Pilot Club 1989-present, Brookhaven Town Office of Women’s Services Advisory Board 1991-present, Brookhaven Town Meals on Wheels volunteer for 15 years, Brookhaven Hospice Volunteer for 5 years, Patchogue Chamber of Commerce Director for 6 years. Cathie is a retired Patchogue Medford School teacher and served on the Executive Board of the Congress of Teachers for 14 years of her 33 year teaching career. Cathie received a proclamation from Supervisor Romaine’s office declaring November 8th, Catherine Olinger Day in the Town of Brookhaven.

    Featured left to right in Photo: Catherine Olinger, Briana Taylor, Executive Director, Mercy Center, Melissa Austin, Associate Director Mercy Center. PHOTO by Sue Miller

    Submitted by: Briana Taylor, LMSW
    Executive Director, Mercy Center Ministries

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