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AirPro (Air Products and Chemicals Inc. Retiree Volunteers) crafted storage units and shelving at the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley. Rick Sell, Morris Halpin and Carl Klinetob spent more than 75 hours over two weeks building and installing the furniture, which will be used to store yoga supplies at CSC in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. Pictured from left are Sell, Halpin and Klinetob.
AirPro (Air Products and Chemicals Inc. Retiree Volunteers) crafted storage units and shelving at the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley. Rick Sell, Morris Halpin and Carl Klinetob spent more than 75 hours over two weeks building and installing the furniture, which will be used to store yoga supplies at CSC in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. Pictured from left are Sell, Halpin and Klinetob. ShopRite of Stroudsburg volunteers delivered 600 gallons of milk to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania, thanks to donations from the community. ShopRite associates were at the food bank in Nazareth as part of the company’s volunteer outreach initiative. Pictured are employees of ShopRite of Stroudsburg. From left, bottom row: Robert Sanson and Amanda Fischer. From left, top row: Sara Posten, Kai Wursi, Diane Strunk, Shannon Lapping, Rebecca Courtwright, Heather Thomas, Carol Price and Shawn Bradford. QNB Bank employees of Quakertown held their annual campaign to raise funds for United Way. Led by Ann Gaspar, executive secretary of QNB, this campaign was the most successful, raising $27,351 from employees and an additional $4,500 from the bank for a total contribution of $31,851. Pictured are Gaspar and Dave Freeman, president and CEO of QNB. Concannon Miller, a Hanover Township, Northampton County, Certified Public Accounting firm, won the 2017 Societas Award for responsible corporate conduct. Presented by DeSales University’s Forum for Ethics in the Workplace, the award honors businesses that demonstrate responsible corporate conduct through legal compliance, corporate and individual accountability, commitment to stakeholders and social responsibility. Concannon Miller was the mid-sized company award winner. Pictured from left: Bob Vitale, shareholder; Jane Spradlin, senior manager; Andrea Brady, shareholder; Betsy Storey-Bono, director of marketing and business development; Tony Deutsch, shareholder; Andy Kahn, shareholder; and Ted Witman, president and chief operating officer. With 19 restaurants and 25 soups, Souper Bowl VIII held at the ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem raised more than $19,000 for the Arts Education Fund. Copperhead Grille of Allentown won the competition with its Vietnamese pho soup, tallying the most votes by fans. The event was presented by The Restaurant Store, in association with media partner 100.7 WLEV. Pictured are members of the winning team and The Restaurant Store. Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba PC of Center Valley hosted its annual pre-law shadow day where college and high school students in the Lehigh Valley learned about law school, the practice of law and careers. Pictured are attorneys of the firm with students. UGI Utilities Inc. donated $40,000 to Lehigh Carbon Community College’s SHINE program as part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. The money will be used to support a work space at L.B. Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe. Pictured in front, from left: Bill Richards of state Sen. John Yudichak’s staff; Rachel Miller Strucko, director of SHINE Afterschool Program; Brian Gasper, superintendent at Jim Thorpe Area School District; Holly Mordunt, principal at L.B Elementary School; and Thea Phalon, director of community relations at UGI. Back row, from left: Brandon Knapp, Project Lead the Way teacher at Jim Thorpe Area School District; Joseph Brown, director of technology at Jim Thorpe Area School District; and LCCC trustee Randy Smith. Wells Fargo team members in the Lehigh Valley presented a $16,000 check and donated more than 2,100 pounds of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania. Pictured are Wells Fargo employees presenting the check to Paul Lynch, director of Second Harvest Food Bank. Wells Fargo Lehigh Valley volunteered at the annual Easter Seals holiday party and presented the organization with a $17,000 donation. The event featured hands-on craft tables, holiday themed activities and more. Pictured are people from Wells Fargo and Easter Seals. Easter Seals provides services to people with disabilities. Mack Truck was the ‘Juror’s Favorite’ at the Canstruction Greater Lehigh Valley competition during the holiday season at Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township. Structures were built from canned goods and had a Lehigh Valley heritage theme. Mack Truck built the largest display and was among six winners. All food was donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania following the event. Pictured are the Mack Truck team and its winning display. New Tripoli Bank donated $10,000 to Northern Valley Emergency Medical Services Inc., a volunteer-based nonprofit emergency medical service department serving Walnutport, Slatington and the townships of North Whitehall, Washington, Heidelberg and parts of Lowhill Township in Lehigh County. Pictured from left: David Hunsicker, chairman and president, New Tripoli Bank; Jason Breininger of Northern Valley; and Michele Hunsicker, executive vice president, New Tripoli Bank. The bank donated $10,000 to Cetronia Ambulance Corps to advance the organization’s lifesaving mission. Pictured from left: Matthew Diffenderfer, paramedic; Gabriella Noga, emergency medical technician; John Hayes, executive vice president and chief lending officer, New Tripoli Bank; Larry Wiersch, CEO, Cetronia Ambulance Corps; Hunsicker; David Roehrig, chairman of the board of trustees, Cetronia Ambulance Corps; Ricardo Menendez, paramedic; and Eric Hunter, paramedic. Quaker Steak & Lube restaurants in Pohatcong, Brick and Edison, N.J., donated a portion of proceeds from sales of ‘pink drinks’ sold during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Representatives from the restaurant group presented a $1,000 check to the Tinton Falls, N.J.-based Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care. Pictured from left: Victor Russomanno, area director, Quaker Steak & Lube; Reggie DeBendetto, volunteer coordinator, The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care; and Bryan Younghans, marketing manager, Quaker Steak & Lube.

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