HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Civic Club of Harrisburg kicked off its new season year by honoring local front-line heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dauphin County Commissioner, Mike Pries, was the keynote speaker, alongside the nonprofit leader and public policy professional Mauricio Conde playing the role of Master of Ceremonies.
The event honored ten people working across the health care and community action spectrum. People like Jenny Gallagher Blom, who works for the Salvation Army Harrisburg.
“The need in the community has been great,” Blom tells FOX43. “In 24 weeks the Salvation Army provided 400,000 meals compared to 225,000 meals over 52 weeks last year.” Other honorees include:
Dr. Miranda Wilber, CVS Pharmacy Manager
Angela Liddle, Family Support Alliance
Jeannine Peterson, CEO, Hamilton Health Center
Pastor Jason Keener, LCBC Church
Maj. Christine Pierce, PA Cyber Defense Branch Chief
Seth Damon, Food Supply, Truck Driver
Jason Snyder, Pinnacle Treatment
Major John Griner, CEO, Salvation Army of the Capital Region
Dauphin County Judge John McNally
All CDC and DOH guidelines to control the spread of COVID-19 were abided by during the event.