New Lenox couple honored for big hearts, steadfast support
February 28, 2013 4:16PM
The Crisis Center for South Suburbia (CCSS) recently awarded the 2013 Dianne Masters Award to New Lenox residents, Edward and Evelyn Dik.
Updated: April 4, 2013 6:05AM
Edward and Evelyn Dik, of New Lenox, recently received the 2013 Dianne Masters Award from The Crisis Center for South Suburbia at the center’s annual Heart to Heart dinner dance.
“We’re tremendously pleased to recognize Mr. and Mrs. Dik for their unwavering support of the Crisis Center over the past 16 years,” said Edward Vega Sr., the center’s executive director.
The Diks began their support of the crisis center in 1997 after Evelyn Dik read about the needs of women and children at the shelter.
“Supporting organizations like the crisis center is so dear to our hearts. We want the children and their mothers to be safe and to feel safe,” Evelyn Dik said.
The Dianne Masters Award was established in 1994 by the center’s board of directors to honor the late Dianne Masters, the center’s founding president.
The award recognizes individuals and organizations who emulate the commitment of Masters to overcome obstacles and deliver solutions to families in crisis.
The Crisis Center for South Suburbia’s mission is to provide emergency shelter and other essential services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence and address the societal issues that contribute to domestic violence. For more information about the crisis center, visit www.crisisctr.org.