3 honored for human rights work in Warner Robins

Staff reportsJanuary 9, 2013 

The Church Women of Greater Warner Robins recently honored three people who have “inspired, worked for the larger good and made a difference in our community for the cause of human rights,” according to a news release.

Carolyn Schomer, Raymond Haggard and the Rev. John Thomas received Certificates of Human Rights Service from the National Office of Church Women United for their work in Warner Robins.

Schomer “gives of herself generously to help improve the lives of children and families,” the release states. She is involved in outreach ministries at Trinity United Methodist Church. She and her husband, Dave, are co-chairs of the Jean Coleman Cherished Children Golf Tournament. The tournament supports Cherished Children Education Center, which provides subsidized day care for low-income working parents.

Haggard “works endless hours helping families in Warner Robins who need help finding a decent place to live,” the release states. He has served as president and has been on the board of Houston County Habitat for Humanity since 1991. He has mentored as a Big Brother and is an elder and deacon at First Presbyterian Church, where he taught Sunday School.

Thomas, pastor of New Song Missionary Baptist Church, was chosen for his community service. He and his wife, Isadora, operate Community Outreach Service Center, an emergency and transitional housing facility in Warner Robins. The couple also provides mentoring and Christian counseling to the residents, the release states.

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