The Omaha Salvation Army’s Durham Booth Manor has been nominated to receive the Social Services Award for Program Excellence and Achievement. Pictured left to right are D.D. Launderville, Durham Booth Manor senior services director, Mary Sawaged, service coordinator, and Lisa Ramold, program director. 

Doris Rhames, Intensive Community Support program coordinator, has been nominated for the National Award for Excellence in individual social work.

The Salvation Army convenes a National Social Services and Disaster Management Conference every three years. A major highlight of this event is the recognition of outstanding services and exemplary social service professionals. Each of the four nationwide territories select one program and one person to receive these prestigious awards.

We are pleased to announce that this year, both of the Central Territory’s awardees are from the Western Division and are both based in Omaha. Durham Booth Manor and Intensive Community Support program coordinator Doris Rhames were honored at the conference in March.

Durham Booth Manor (DBM) received a $5000 award and will compete with the four other programs for the national award. Doris Rhames, honoree for the outstanding individual social service professional, also received recognition and a special award.

"The staff of Durham Booth Manor and Doris Rhames are outstanding in every sense but not unique in our array of services. We are blessed with dedicated, caring professionals across all programs, and I thank God for these amazing people who share the mission and ministry of The Salvation Army through social services," said Linda Burkle, Ph.D, divisional director of social services for the Western Division.