HONORING THE RECIPIENTS OF THE CAMDEN COUNTY FREEDOM MEDAL; Congressional Record Vol. 156, No. 15
(Extensions of Remarks - February 02, 2010)

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       HONORING THE RECIPIENTS OF THE CAMDEN COUNTY FREEDOM MEDAL

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                         HON. ROBERT E. ANDREWS

                             of new jersey

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, February 2, 2010

  Mr. ANDREWS. Madam Speaker, I rise today to commend the twelve 
recipient winners on receiving the 2010 Camden County Freedom Medal. I 
commend them on being honored for their commitment to their profession 
and their work on behalf of the community.
  The Freedom Medal is awarded to extraordinary citizens of Camden 
County who have unselfishly contributed their time and effort to better 
their community and continue Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of 
bringing people together. Brief descriptions of these twelve recipient 
winners are below.
  Dr. Mumtaz H. Bodla played a vital role in organizing fundraisers for 
several natural disaster relief projects. Dr. Bodla has also 
contributed to the food and clothing drive for the homeless in Camden 
County. His tireless dedication and time working for all of these 
causes has not only benefited them but certainly his own community is 
enriched by his presence and all of his hard work.
  Mr. Kevin Jackson is a member of the M.E.N. (Men Empowering Nations) 
Board and serves as its Treasurer and invaluable mentor. He shares his 
extensive education, rich employment and entrepreneurial experience 
with the young men in positive ways. Mr. Jackson epitomizes Dr. King's 
beliefs and passes that onto the young men in the community.
  Ms. Madeline Shilling was one of the earliest members of the Hi-Nella 
Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary, for which she served as President. She 
has always been active with the skits the members of the Fire Company 
and Auxiliary put on for their Socials. As a dedicated volunteer over 
the years, Ms. Schilling has impacted and benefited her community.
  Ms. Marilyn Torres is a community activist who has served in a myriad 
of capacities throughout the city of Camden. She served as Acting 
President/Chairperson of the Camden County Human Relations Commission, 
and was later elected to the position of Chairperson due to her 
esteemed leadership. Ms. Torres is dedicated to improving the quality 
of life in her community.
  Mr. Timothy Chatten serves as the Section Chief of the Juvenile Unit 
of the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. He has volunteered his 
services countless times in Biloxi, Mississippi after Hurricane 
Katrina. His remodeling, reconstruction, and handy work skills has 
helped dozens of families recovering from the disaster. His faithful 
commitment and personal sacrifice to these people has not gone 
unnoticed.
  Ms. Marian Stoy has served as Hi-Nella Fire Hall Girl Scout leader, a 
member on the PTA local school board, and as an officer of the Hi-Nella 
Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. The auxiliary, during her term, donated 
over ninety-six thousand dollars to the local Fire Company. Over this 
period of time, she was instrumental in instilling positive morals and 
values to hundreds of young girls.
  Rev. Charles E. Giddins Sr. is the Senior Pastor of Victory Temple 
Community Church of God In Christ in Camden New Jersey. He has taught 
courses from Moody's Bible Institute and the American Bible College and 
also has held school bible study for city youth. Rev. Giddins 
established a Day Care program so that young mothers could go to work 
knowing that their children were safe. Rev. Giddins continues to serve 
and better his community as he answers the call of God.
  Mr. Qasim Hussain has provided leadership as a member of The 
Pakistan-American Society of South Jersey. He has spent countless hours 
volunteering for several international natural disaster relief 
missions, while helping his own community with the yearly Christmas 
collection of food, clothing and toys for the homeless of Camden City. 
Mr. Hussain is not only a shining example for this community, but he 
has truly touched many lives by his dedication and generosity.
  Ms. Christine Parry is the Chairperson for the Human Concerns 
Ministries at St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Gibbsboro. Ms. Parry 
volunteers the majority of her time to the Christian Cupboard, Prison 
Ministry, Nursing Home Companion Ministry and Local Outreach Ministry. 
Many lives and families have been assisted and touched by these various 
ministries and by Ms. Parry's unselfish service to the community.
  Ms. Jennifer Storer is a lifelong resident of Camden County who 
unselfishly contributes to her community as a member of the Black Horse 
Pike Board of Education. She is a major force on the Policy and 
Planning Committee and the Facilities, Security and Transportation 
Committee as well. She also won the Renaissance Achievement Award for 
her leadership and service. Her dedication and service to the 
community, especially the youth, will continue to impact the community.
  Mr. William and Mrs. Patricia McCargo have distinguished themselves 
as advocates for the rights of the underserved and the promotion of the 
equity and fairness as President and Corresponding Secretary of the 
Cherry Hill African American Civic Association. They are exemplary 
models of the vision and dreams of Dr. King. As Cherry Hill natives and 
graduates of Cherry Hill High School West, they know the meaning of 
qualitative education.
  Madam Speaker, the work of these twelve individuals is truly 
praiseworthy. I congratulate the 2010 Camden County Freedom Medal

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winners on their accomplishment and I thank them for their commitment 
to their community.

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