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Amy Cook reports for the Diocese of California about a national honor given to Katie Evanbeck, executive director of St. Dorothy’s Rest. Evanbeck welcomed disaster-relief workers to the camp and retreat center during widespread fires in Sonoma County:

Carl Higbie, Chief of External Affairs Director for the Corporation for National and Community Service (NCCC), [recognized] Evanbeck with the Presidential Service Award.

… “This award really recognizes someone doing something great. And I’ve never seen one approved faster,” Higbie said. “I saw what St. Dorothy’s was doing. They were putting up and feeding close to one hundred NCCC members at times who were working on the fires, sometimes driving one to two hours to get back here covered in soot and were being fed and put up by Katie. And then they got up the next morning to go back and do this seven days a week. It was really something,” he said.

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