The Transportation Team at the House of Fire Ministries was honored with a Community Hero Award by the Community Caring Conference at their annual banquet last evening, October 7, 2010 at the Milan Community Center. Here the team is presented their award.

Last year the English Language Learner’s class at the Church of Peace needed a way to transport the students and their children to and from the classes. The House of Fire Ministries offered their van, and several members of the church volunteered to take turns driving the van to and from the classes. This was a huge help. The weather was often nasty, and the very new immigrants who take the class do not own cars or drive. This was a ministry of love, and meant a lot to the families being transported and to the Lights ON program.

It was wonderful to have House of Fire Ministries as a collaborator with the Church of Peace, Rock Island School District #41, the Regional Office of Education, Blackhawk College and the Rock Island Library in supporting family literacy in our community.

It was great to see them recognized and honored for this ministry.

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