Queens Courier: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Forest Hills to be honored for their work in homelessness

May 1, 2018

After almost two decades of dedication, the church will be recognized at QCH’s Annual Celebrating Local Champions Reception on Wednesday, May 2 at the historical West Side Tennis Club.

“We always have someone in mind [for the award] and Saint Luke’s was an obvious candidate,” said Jennifer Weil who is the communications coordinator for the Queens Community House.

Weil added that St. Luke’s mission is unique in that they aim to be an interfaith organization that is extremely involved in the community, which was one of the deciding factors for the organization to honor the church.

Reverend Thomas R. Reese, rector for Saint Luke’s for the past 19 years, will attend the reception on behalf of the church, and said he is both “honored and humbled” that Saint Luke’s is being recognized. Father Reese said that the church has partnered with Queens Community House by donating to their food pantries and providing gifts to families with children during the holidays.

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