Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County Elects New Board Members and Presents Air Products with Community Partnership Award
At its Annual Meeting today, Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County elected two new Board members, Mary Kay Grim, Retired Human Resource professional and Pam Lackman, Corporate Information Officer at Fellowship Community. They replace outgoing Board Members, Steve Levendusky, ESSA Bank and Jim Freund, Retired Human Resource professional.
The Board reelected the following officers for the 2013 term. Joseph Fenstermacher, Financial Advisor at Questar Capital, President; Alison A. Huddleston, Client Manager at Highmark Blue Shield, Vice President; Byron Bachman, VP of Operations, Celebrity Cleaning, Secretary; and James Faylor, CPA at Lang, Faylor and Chomo, Treasurer.
Every year Meals on Wheels recognizes an outstanding supporter. This year, Air Products and Chemicals was recognized for its outstanding financial and volunteer support. Air Products has donated over $100,000 to the Agency over its 42-year-history--funding more than 20,000 meals. In 2012, the company’s four delivery teams donated 3,480 hours, drove 10,417 miles, made 13,050 visits, and delivered 26,100 meals. In addition at least 1000 clients over the past 20 years have enjoyed a joyful holiday through the company’s Operation Santa Claus, where employees collect, wrap and deliver presents throughout the community. Finally, in 2012 company employees collected food and packed “blizzard bags” for clients to use when meals cannot be delivered due to inclement weather.
Pam Bechtel, Meals on Wheels Executive Director, said: “Our agency is lucky to be one of the recipients of the good works that Air Products does in our community. The people who work at the company are people who embrace their corporate vision of “improving the lives of people in our communities.” They truly deserve this award.””
Employees of Air Products, Kelly Blanar, Meals on Wheels Board Member and delivery volunteer; Terrie Moseman delivery volunteer, Leo Werkheiser, Operation Santa Claus coordinator, and Jacki Rosenberger, delivery volunteer, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
Each weekday, Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County, a nonprofit agency, serves 350 homebound seniors and adults with disabilities living throughout Lehigh County.1069 individual and group volunteers deliver over 135,000 meals each year; more than six million since 1971. Volunteers also provide a social connection and a well-being check. For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelslc.org