REDFORD INTERFAITH RELIEF
PERSON OF THE YEAR 2016
Mr. Jim Vote
Jim and his family are members of the Catholic Community of St. Robert Bellarmine which has a long and rich history of reaching out to its community. Whether it be the many events hosted or spearheaded by the Men’s Club or the work on the Parish Council or the annual housing of homeless guests from the Cass Community program, the seeds of reaching out and helping others were sewn.
He created the "Soup for a Change" program. The general premise is that each week 3 different varities of soups are made, packaged and sold for $8.00 a quart. $1.00 is donated to St. Robert’s and $2.00 is donated to a different charity or group. Last year over $2500 was raised & donated to many recipients like Redford Interfaith Relief. Jim’s passion of charitable service to the community and sharing the good word of Christ to others remains his lifelong commitment.