Greenwood resident receives awards for dedication


Johnson County Sheriff's Office lead chaplain David Mark Owens, left, met with the Johnson County Chaplain%u2019s Fellowship at Community Hospital South. Caitlin O'Hara / Daily Journal

fter the flood of 2008, emergency workers and relief agencies descended on the county to give physical aid to victims.

But when it came to looking out for people’s spiritual and emotional well-being, David Mark Owens and a team of chaplains worked for weeks meeting with people.

Owens was on the scene after an explosion destroyed dozens of homes in the Richmond Hills neighborhood. When tornadoes ripped through southern Indiana, he traveled to Henryville to console and counsel residents affected by the disaster.

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