Murphy: Reid a ‘pillar within our community’

Pastor Charles Reid receives the AARP 50@50+ awardPastor Charles Reid III was recently recognized for his community-building work with the AARP 50@50+ Illinois award.

State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) nominated Pastor Charles Reid III for the award, which celebrates the contributions individuals over the age of 50 make to their communities and their work to disrupt ideas about aging.

“I am delighted that Pastor Reid was selected for the AARP 50@50+ award,” Murphy said. “He is a pillar within our community and continually gives back. He is a perfect example of dedicated community service.”

Reid serves the Bethesda Worship Center in Des Plaines where he has mentored numerous individuals. He also volunteers with the Kiwanis Club of Des Plaines. He played an integral role in establishing an interfaith breakfast in Des Plaines to celebrate the similarities between faith-based organizations.

Honorees for the AARP 50@50+ Illinois award were recognized for their work in the categories of business, community building, nonprofit work, arts and culture, and age disruption.

Photo credit: Harvey Tillis

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