Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) has been recognized as the ‘2019 Legislator of the Year’ by Net of Compassion, a Worcester-based organization committed to bringing vital support services to people in need.

“On the streets of Worcester, Net of Compassion has opened doors to provide essential services to individuals experiencing homelessness and addiction,” said Senator Moore. “I’m impressed and humbled by the dedication of volunteers who work tirelessly to provide folks with the dignity that anyone in our community deserves. I am very thankful for this recognition and will continue to support local efforts to better the lives of others.”

Among his efforts, Senator Moore championed the inclusion of $30,000 in the Fiscal Year 2020 state budget to support Hotel Grace. The site provides critical services to persons who are experiencing homelessness in Worcester. Equipped with 50 beds, Hotel Grace provides temporary shelter when temperatures drop below freezing to ensure individuals have a safe and warm place to rest and escape the cold. The additional funding will help expand services and the hours of operation.

To learn more about Net of Compassion, an organization that relies exclusively on private donations and small grants, visit www.netofcompassion.org.

Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) holding the 2019 Legislator of the Year award provided by Net of Compassion. [Submitted photo]