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Crossroads recognizes Grosse Pointers' contributions


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Virginia Hill Rice, center, a volunteer at Crossroads’ summer children’s lunch program is to be honored at Crossroads’ awards dinner.

September 06, 2012
Virginia Hill Rice and the Rotary of Grosse Pointe are to be honored at the Sept. 13 Heart of Crossroads Awards Gala & Silent Auction at the Detroit Athletic Club.

Rice holds both Ph.D. and R.N. degrees. She received the James A. McLaren award, named for the founder of the organization.


She has been a long-time volunteer at Crossroads of Michigan, 2424 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, served on both the board of trustees and advisory board.

She acts as a counselor and staffs the summer children's lunch program.

Rice is a professor of nursing at Wayne State University College of Nursing and professor of oncology at WSU's college of medicine and Karmonos Cancer Institute.

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"Ginnie Rice has faithfully and energetically served our brothers and sisters who so desperately count on us," said Mary Honsel, Crossroads executive director. "Ginnie gives her time as a volunteer counselor, helping to move our clients from crisis to self-sufficiency. her compassion for those we serve is heartwarming and I can't think of anyone else more deserving of our James A McLaren Award than Ginnie."

Rotary receives the Heart of Crossroads Community Partner award. The club has been a long-time supporter of the organization which provides emergency assistance to those in need.

Honsel said the Rotary members have made donations of clothing, books and food to Crossroads.


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