For helping those on the margins

| 24 Oct 2017 | 01:40

— On Friday, Oct. 27, WTBQ (AM 1110/FM 93.5) Radio Station Manager Taylor Sterling will be presented with the Champion of Trauma Award.
The Trauma Institute of Orange County is a nonprofit multi-agency group that is overseen by the Orange County Government.
Its primary purpose is to provide low cost education to clinical and human service professionals in the area.
The Champion of Trauma Award is given to non-clinical people in Orange County who show ongoing support, compassion, patience and perseverance with the organization's most traumatized and vulnerable friends, family and neighbors.
Kristen Fortuna and Robin Gerry, co-chairs of the Trauma Institute of Orange County, issued a statement that Sterling was nominated because of her on the air and off the air focus and attention on helping the most vulnerable people in our communities get and learn about crucial services and goods.
"Her consistent support of those on margins of our communities," they stated, "is proof of her dedication to bring more grace and peace to our traumatized friends and neighbors. She arranges coat drives, supports and collects for school supply donations, gets the message out about suicide prevention, substance abuse recovery efforts, how to access services and so forth. She has an unusual mode of access to the community and uses it to full advantage."
Additional recipientsOther recipients to be presented with the Champion of Trauma Award this year are Detective Michael Gregorio of the Goshen Village Police Department and Louis Mizhquiri and Jean Corcoran of the Orange County Probation Department.
For information about The Trauma Center of Orange County visit:
- Roger Gavan