Cameron Community Ministries celebrated their 40th Anniversary on April 28 at a gala featuring the spectacular and newly formed Cameron Kids Steppers and Choir. Joining Olivia Kassoum-Amadou, Executive Director, as co-hosts were Mayor Malik Evans, Rep. Joe Morelle and WROC news anchor, Natalie Kucko. Cameron guests included several local businesses and organizations. The Presbytery of Genesee Valley was recognized for its founding role and partnership. The Rev. Michelle Sumption accepted an award on behalf of the Presbytery and its churches. Guests who work collaboratively in mission with Cameron attended from the Presbytery, including First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford, Christ Church Pittsford, Irondequoit Presbyterian Church, and others.
Cameron is an urban outreach community center located in the Lyell-Otis neighborhood of Rochester. They deliver basic needs and emergency services to help families and individuals achieve self-sufficiency. It is a high-crime district, with a violent crime rate of six times higher than suburbs and 60% higher than the city’s average. Volunteers, donors, government, and exceptional leadership help Cameron Community families overcome these challenges. For more information on programs, go to Cameron community.org or email [email protected].
Read Reflections on the Founding of Cameron Community by Rev. Jim Renfrew