Written on: April 26, 2018
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Genesee-Orleans Ministry of Concern. Sister Marian Adrian was asked to speak about the work of the Ministry and the impact she has seen on the community throughout the many years of her involvement.
Sister Marian was appointed executive director of the Genesee-Orleans Ministry of Concern in 1991. The organization grew out of the Migrant Ministry committees of the churches in the area during the 1950’s. They served the seasonal migrant workers who came to the area, primarily to harvest the crops. Later, as machinery took over many of the jobs, those families settled in the area and faced a new set of problems including finding employment, housing, and feeding their families. The Genesee-Orleans Ministry of Concern was founded to work with the economically poor, and was incorporated in Albion, NY in 1968. Sister Marian was instrumental in re-establishing the Salvation Army’ Orleans County Service Unit and connecting the two organizations to provide assistance to the most needy in the Genesee-Orleans-Wyoming county area of New York State.
In the video below, Sister Marian tells of the many families and individuals who have been helped through the efforts of the Genesee-Orleans Ministry of Concern. If you would like to know more about this ministry, please visit their website: www.MinistryofConcern.com