Atty. Michael Dempsey, inside left, Co-Chairman of Team Breathe Easy, accepts a “Good Works” certificate from the Lackawanna County Commissioners in recognition of the group’s efforts to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis research and treatment. The organization’s second annual “Knock-Out Cystic Fibrosis” event will be held on Saturday, November 30, at 1 PM at the Dunmore Community Center, Monroe Avenue, and feature basket raffles, basketball competitions, food and beverages. A suggested donation of $20 can be made at the door. Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic lung disease that affects about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. L-r, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Brian Loughney, Co-Chairman of Team Breathe Easy; Atty. Dempsey, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.
“Family To Family” “Good Works” Presentation
The “Family To Family” Program, under the direction of Dr. Jim and Mary Lou Burne, has been doing “Good Works” in Lackawanna County since 1986. Since its inception, over 100,000 baskets have been distributed, feeding 340,000 people. This initiative enables families to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner in their own homes. This year’s distribution date is November 27, beginning at 9 AM at The Scranton Cultural Center, where the Burnes expect to hand-out more than 3,000 baskets. Volunteers and donations of $25 are needed for the program.
Steamtown Marathon Recognizes The County’s Commitment To The Race
William King, inside right, Race Director for the Steamtown Marathon, presents a plaque of appreciation to the Lackawanna County Commissioners for their commitment to the annual event. For the past 18 years, the County has been a proud partner in the race, providing manpower, utilities and support services for the competition.
ARC Of NEPA’s “Good Works”
The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented officials of The ARC of Northeastern Pennsylvania with a “Good Works” certificate in recognition of the organization’s commitment to assisting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to realize their personal goals in the areas of employment, recreation and education. The agency offers its clients a variety of vocational services, senior programs, supported employment, leisure opportunities, adult day services, and supported living.
Commissioners Honor Dunmore Police Officers
The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized two Dunmore police officers for their heroic efforts in rescuing people from a September 21 fire in a building that housed apartments and a beauty supply business on Chestnut Street near Dunmore Corners. The quick thinking of Patrolman Eugene Ruddy, inside right, and the unselfish commitment of Patrolman William Bonavoglia, center, saved eight lives in the tragic blaze.
“Good Works” For Friends Of The Poor
The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a “Good Works” certificate to the Friends of the Poor for the kind, compassionate commitment the organization provides to those in need in our community. For the past 27 years, the Friends of the Poor have eased the burden of those living in poverty or in low-to-moderate income housing. The agency operates six pantries and offers emergency assistance and vital household items to its clients. The Friends newest venture is its “Clothesline For Men,” which distributes clothing and toiletries to individuals for interviews, work or special occasions.
Good Works At St. Francis Kitchen
For the past 35 years, St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen has served over 2.2 million meals to the less fortunate members of our community. On average, the kitchen provides 225 meals per week along with a variety of other personal care services. The kitchen relies on monetary gifts, supplies and food donations from area stores, and volunteers to operate. A “Good Works” certificate was presented to the kitchen for its compassionate commitment to feed the area’s hungry.
The Lackawanna County Commissioners Corey D. O’Brien, Jim Wansacz and Patrick M. O’Malley gathered with students from West Scranton, Dunmore, Valley View, Mid Valley and North Pocono to celebrate Red Ribbon Day on Courthouse Square. The event is designed to heighten awareness regarding the alcohol and drug problems facing every community.