Counseling Center honors deceased volunteer

Martha E. Moore was posthumously honored for her extensive service and generosity on Feb. 6 at the monthly meeting of the board of trustees of the Counseling Center. Pictured are Nathaniel Moore (seated); from left, Marcy Patton, executive director, Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board; Susan Wenderoth, president, board of trustees, the Counseling Center; Robert Moore; Maureen Waybright, recovery assistant, Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board; Benjamin Moore; and Roger Sikorszky, executive director, the Counseling Center. (Submitted photo)

LISBON — Martha E. Moore was posthumously honored for her extensive service and generosity on Feb. 6 at the monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Counseling Center.

At the meeting, her three surviving sons, Benjamin B. Moore of New York City and Robert N. Moore and Nathaniel B. Moore of Salem, were presented with a plaque and deep appreciation of their mother’s 14 continuous years of exemplary service as a board member.

Prior to – and throughout – her years of service as a board member, Ms. Moore had been an extremely generous donor to the Counseling Center and the recovery community of clients it has served, sponsoring a variety of social events and advocating on behalf of individuals receiving services and in fighting the stigma they face.

Also in attendance were Marcy Patton, executive director, Thelma Rist, board vice chair, and Maureen Waybright, Recovery Assistant, for the Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board.

Waybright recounted a number of anecdotes about Ms. Moore’s years of involvement, volunteerism, and contributions. Her magnanimity each year allowed over a couple of hundred individuals with mental illness – including numerous who were indigent and many without family members – to enjoy holidays, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.

It was important to Ms. Moore that her contributions be anonymous and that local businesses be used for all the needed supplies and transactions related to these events.

Waybright finished her remarks by stating that although she is no longer with us, Ms. Moore’s spirit lives on in at the Counseling Center and the mental health community through “photos and in the memories of those people whose lives she so selflessly touched.”

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