Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Emma Homer of Ashland

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Emma Homer of Ashland for the many years she has helped children in eastern Montana. 


Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here. 

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:


Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, this week, I have the distinct honor of recognizing Emma Homer of Ashland for the many years she has helped children in eastern Montana.  Her generosity and compassion is commendable.

Emma began fostering children in 1979.  For nearly thirty-eight years she has opened her home, and her heart, in order to help the local community.  The longevity of her noble accomplishment is truly remarkable.  Over the years, Emma has directly helped to improve the lives of over forty children through her service as foster parent.  The children she has cared for have varied in age from infants just a few months old to teenagers in high school. 

In addition to her contributions as a foster parent, since 1981, Emma has worked in the food service department at St. Labre Indian School.  During that time she has helped prepare hundreds of thousands of nutritious meals for the students and staff.

A loving home and a warm meal are essential elements in every Montana community. Emma has helped provide both of these essentials to many children for well over a generation.  Thank you, Emma, for the outstanding example you have set for the next generation.