BLCS received The Jacky Durrell Award from Operation Hope, saying “it is one of the few organizations serving Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull unmatched for length of continuous charitable service to its community. Managers, all of whom are volunteers, meet monthly to consider requests referred to the Society by friends, local agencies, community services and area churches. What sets the Society apart from other institutions is that it does not fund large programs or initiatives but offers financial assistance for individuals with critical needs when there are no other resources. The funding provided by the Society fills in gaps for many of Operation Hope’s clients, helping them overcome challenges and fulfilling immediate needs.”