Shreveport Bar Association names 2012 Liberty Bell Award recipient | Business
Original release by: The Shreveport Bar Association
The Shreveport Bar Association presented Reverend R. Henry Martin with its Liberty Bell Award during its member luncheon at the Petroleum Club. The Liberty Bell Award is awarded each year to an individual outside of the legal profession who has made significant contributions to the community.
Reverend Martin, a licensed substance abuse counselor and ordained minister, serves as the Executive Director of the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission. He has spent the last 24 years helping the homeless in Shreveport and Bossier City. Under his leadership, the Mission has grown from 2 employees to over 50. The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission ministry reaches out to feed, clothe, shelter, and provide healing services to homeless men, women, and families with children.
In making the presentation, SBA Past President Zelda Tucker described Reverend Martin as a “selfless and devoted man who humbly serves the homeless in our community.” In his acceptance remarks, Reverend Martin credited his success in serving the homeless to his wife and family, a devoted board of directors, dedicated staff and a benevolent community.
The Shreveport Bar Association has honored Liberty Bell Award recipients annually since 1965 as part of its Law Day event. Law Day is celebrated nationwide to mark our nation’s commitment to the “rule of law.”
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