Reverend Crews started his human rights career at the Wayside Chapel and is the founder and Chairman of the Exodus Foundation, a charity that provides food, education, and social health services without discrimination to those in need.
Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka said the award acknowledged the important work that Reverend Crews did for the most vulnerable members of society as a passionate campaigner for improving the lives of others.
“Reverend Crews has dedicated his life to helping the elderly, sick, homeless and disadvantaged. His perseverance in positively influencing the community is outstanding and fully deserves this recognition,” Mr Ajaka said.
The NSW Human Rights Award is presented annually in memory of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish businessman who saved thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Second World War.