Awards / Ceremony Honors Domestic Workers in Community

By Bradshaw, Beverly Watkins | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN), December 11, 2013 | Go to article overview

Awards / Ceremony Honors Domestic Workers in Community


Bradshaw, Beverly Watkins, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)


God issues three calls to every single person. First is the call to salvation. The second is the call to sanctification, a call to bring our conversation, our conduct, and our character under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. The third is the call to service, to give ourselves in service to God by serving other people.

The second "Those Who Labor Among Us" award ceremony was held recently. The event evolved from Comrades N Community's Women of Stamina Award that ended in 2012. During the WOS Award's run 125 black, white, Christian and Jewish women born between 1890 and 1930 were honored. Their biographies and words of wisdom will not just be limited to design the biannual WOS Word Conference for younger women that have taken place for the last five years, but also as a mentoring tool inspiring 21st century individuals who work in areas pioneered by Women of Stamina.

The Helen King Award of Domestic Excellence was presented to six honorees who serve with pride and dignity in the areas of child care, building maintenance support, grounds keeping, care giving and commercial laundry services. Helen King, the first African-American supervisor over housekeeping at The Peabody in 1963, was also one of Comrades N Community's 2002 Women of Stamina at age 101. …

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