Cornerstone Topeka recognizes Barry Feaker for his commitment to community

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TOPEKA (WIBW)-- A 32 year relationship between the Topeka Rescue Mission and Cornerstone of Topeka has only become stronger over the years.

Thursday night Cornerstone recognized Rev. Barry Feaker with its Otto and Jane Schnellbacher Lifetime Service Award at their Sixth annual Housewarming Party.

Feaker and Cornerstone started the same year in 1986.

The program helps those who are homeless and their families find transitional and affordable housing.

Tenants pay a small portion of their rent and Cornerstone takes care of the utilities.

Feaker says its a partnership that has stood the test of time.

"Everything starts out small, both the Rescue Mission as well as Cornerstone had its early beginnings with struggling," Executive Dir., Topeka Rescue Mission Barry Feaker said.

"Both organizations struggled, but the cooperation by the both of them was the goal. The goal is to reach out to those in need. we would take them in off the streets and try to help them get stabilized and then hand them off to Cornerstone, which we still do today. "Hundreds of hundreds of people for the next stage of transitional housing."

Housing specialist Dora Coronel says her organization receives no help from outside sources. All of the proceeds come from donations and fundraisers .