Canton's Storey-Welch awarded Canton UU Church's social action honor
Ginger Story-Welch, left, with UU Church Social Action Committee chair Margaret Harloe, after accepting this year’s award.CANTON -- Ginger Storey-Welch is the 2018 recipient of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton’s annual Rachel Somers Grant Social Action award.
The award was presented by the chair of the church’s Social Action Committee, Margaret Harloe. She explained that the Storey-Welch was selected because she “is well known across the North Country as someone who not only ‘walks the walk’ but rolls up her sleeves and digs in to the work at hand.”
Story-Welch has advocated for health care access, volunteered for hospice, and helped to create “a network of advocates in the North Country.” As a teacher in Colton, she encouraged student environmental stewardship and activism, work she has continued after retirement from teaching with the SUNY Potsdam environmental club’s litter pick up.