The Solace Tree’s executive director, Emilio Parga, recently accepted a community award, on behalf of Solace Tree, from the Community Association Institute (CAI), Nevada Chapter at its third annual “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Measures” awards luncheon in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Nevada Chapter of CAI, a member of the national homeowners organization, serves community association members in Las Vegas and Reno.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to represent The Solace Tree,” said Parga. “I’m humbled by the recognition our organization has received, and touched to see how our programs have helped members of the community express their feelings of loss and learn from each other in a safe environment.”
CAI’s “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Measures” annual awards luncheon recognizes individuals and organizations that go above and beyond to contribute to the community for the benefit of others without intent for praise or recognition.
CAI recognized Solace Tree for their community work helping children, teens and their families cope with grief through peer support programs and educational opportunities.
A 501c (3) non-profit organization based in Reno, Nevada, the Solace Tree is celebrating its tenth year of providing peer support, information and education to schools and the community to promote healing and recovery for grieving children, teens and their families who are affected by loss. For more information, visit www.solacetree.org.
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.