A Danbury woman was among those honored during the second annual Standing on the Shoulders of Giants Black History Month program. Gladys McFarland, the Executive Director of Amos House, was honored at the event Monday for her outstanding contribution to the community.
5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty says the program is a chance to recognize the local heroes who devote themselves to public service and have improved the lives of their neighbors.
McFarland has been the head of Amos House since 1991. She runs their day-to-day operations and coordinates grant funding for the organization which helps the homeless.