During last Thursday’s session, Erie County Legislator Ed Rath recognized Majors Tom and Kathy Applin as the Legislature’s Citizens of the Month.
The Applins were assigned to the Salvation Army of Buffalo in 2011 and have served the Buffalo and Western New York Communities in a number of ways. They initiated many human service outreach programs, including the Pathway of Hope program, “Kids Count” after school drop-in center, “Summer in the City” day camp program and launched the Buffalo’s Most Amazing Race fundraising event. Prior to being in Buffalo, Tom and Kathy coordinated emergency relief efforts for the 9/11 attacks and the Hurricane Katrina aftermath. Next month, the Applins will begin a new chapter serving the Ohio community.
“It was an honor to recognize Majors Tom and Kathy for everything they have done for the Buffalo and surrounding communities,” said Legislator Rath. “Their kindness, care, leadership and dedication to serving others is immeasurable. I wish the Applins the best of luck on this next journey and speak on behalf of all of Western New York when I say they will be greatly missed.”
“It has been an honor for us to have had the opportunity to serve the people of Buffalo and Erie County,” said Majors Tom and Kathy Applin. “We are blessed to have had a great staff, an excellent advisory board and tremendous volunteers. We love Erie County and have been blessed to have 7 years of incredible ministry!”