Hometown Heroes consists of a number of from Pascack Valley – Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press
GLEN ROCK, NJ – Congratulations to the residents of Pascack Valley who play in Rep. December 2020 roster. Josh Gottheimer of Fifth District Hometown Heroes.
The category of first responders, veterans, college students, spectators, volunteers, academics, group leaders and residents had one thing particular in frequent: “their dedication to serving to the lives of their neighbors, households and communities ”.
Talking on the awards ceremony Dec. 15 on Fb Reside, Gottheimer stated, “We’re lucky to have so many unsung heroes in our communities, whose quiet energy of service is perpetuated day-after-day with out the popularity they actually deserve. They do it simply because they care. At the moment is their day.
The winners had been named by leaders from throughout the group – together with elected officers, spiritual leaders and first responders – “in addition to by mates, household and family members who consider they really deserve the award. title, ”Gottheimer stated.
In our area, the winners, so as of look, are:
- Robin Malley, Woodcliff Lake. An area chief of the Woodcliff Lake Zoning Council and president of the Grand Pascack Valley Chamber of Commerce, overseeing philanthropic initiatives and championing small companies.
- Dr Mark Samani, Montvale. A prosthodontist who raised $ 22,000 throughout the pandemic to donate greater than 72,000 gloves, 1,700 robes and a couple of,750 surgical masks to Montvale Township, Holy Identify Hospital and Hackensack College Hospital.
- Dr Iris Kopeloff and Jill Kallet-Lustigman, Woodcliff Lake. They ran a PPE drop-off level, offering assortment bins, amassing provides, receiving donations and delivering them to docs, nurses and employees at Valley Hospital.
- Tom Lepore, Park Ridge. Chief of the Park Ridge Volunteer Fireplace Division, Tom has been an integral a part of the Park Ridge COVID-19 Process Drive, serving to to facilitate communication between emergency providers, the borough and faculties.
- Perry Solimando, Emerson. Emerson’s deputy OEM coordinator and Division of Public Works superintendent is dedicated to preserving the group secure throughout the pandemic.
Among the many greater than two dozen different winners in our neighboring communities are:
- Janet Boyhen from Dumont—An energetic member of the Dumont Borough Meals Pantry and president of PTO at Lincoln Faculty, main fundraisers for the acquisition of laptops and clothes for youngsters in want.
- Caleb Brown, Teaneck—A 25-year-old who produced a brief movie about gun violence in faculties, which gained an award of excellence at this yr’s International Shorts Movie Pageant in Los Angeles.
- Wealthy apramian, previous tappan—Who joined the Previous Tappan First Help Corps in 2012 on the age of 17, he’s now a captain having considerably grown the First Help Corps by means of a robust dedication to recruiting.
- Derek Kahill, Oradell—Oradell’s OEM coordinator and an Oradell police sergeant, who has led efforts to arrange aid, sources and funding to assist Oradell by means of the pandemic.
- Beth Potter, Harrington Park—A resident of Haworth for many years who’s an area steward of Haworth historical past, who has led excursions of historic properties and raised funds for library renovations.
- Chris Simkins, Dumont—A member of the Haworth Division of Public Works for 30 years, who served as DPW superintendent for the previous 5 years and helped lead Dumont by means of the pandemic.