Salem Community Patriot October 8, 2010 - 3
Quilts to Bring Comfort for Those Riding in Salem Fire Department Ambulances
Chamber Sponsors Second American Red Cross Blood Drive
submitted by Kay Barretto The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce Health Resources Committee recently held its second American Red Cross Blood Drive on September 23 at the Mosaic Technology Facility located in Salem’s Industrial Park on Northwestern Drive. The Chamber sponsors these drives to give the Salem community an opportunity to participate in this life-saving initiative, and puts an extra focus on our business community. Participants are encouraged to use the Red Cross’ online/call-in registration program as a scheduling incentive for saving time. The American Red Cross reports that one pint of blood helps up to three people, and this past drive collected 39 pints of blood! The next drive is to be held Thursday, December 16, from 1-6 p.m., once again at Mosaic Technology Facility, located at 41 Northwestern Drive, Salem.
Donna Morris, Executive Director of Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce
by Andrea Ganley-Dannewitz An ambulance ride for a child, whether for them or for a family member, where the child has no choice but to go by ambulance can be a very scary situation for a small one. Children often are scared or don’t understand what’s wrong, and fire/rescue staff always do the best job they can to comfort kids in those cases, helping to ease the trauma and frightening situation they may be in. For the Salem Fire Department, that just became a little bit easier. The Quilt Ministry and Thrivent Financial groups of the Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church began a project called the Caring Quilt Project at the Salemfest 2009 festivities. The group obtained funding through the Thrivent New Hampshire Chapter and community members from Salem, and also youth church groups throughout New Hampshire began designing quilt squares. The squares made with so much love and care were then sewn together into quilts by the Triumphant Cross Quilt Ministry. The group continues to design and sew quilts from the squares they keep receiving, and the group felt the quilts were best used as comfort for children during ambulance rides. Salem Fire Department’s fleet of ambulances was the lucky recipient.
Assistant Fire Chief Paul Parisi was presented with the quilts on Friday, October 1. He and the team at the Salem Fire Department are very grateful to be the recipients of such a gracious and caring gift, and he is eager that more are on the way. “These will be perfect in situations where that
extra care and comfort is needed and a child can have a quilt to keep for comfort. These quilts will be for those very special situations where decontamination is not needed and a child is truly in need for whatever reason it may be. And the quilts will be theirs to keep,” Parisi said. In the coming months, the Triumphant Cross Quilt Ministry will have more quilts ready to be carried on the ambulances that Salem firefighters and EMTs use every day. This project is one of those that truly do, in fact, make a difference in people’s lives. It takes very special people to put a project like this together, and they are well deserving of recognition. They are Tracy Jahrling, Volunteer Director of Congregational Advocate, Thrivent Financial, New Hampshire Chapter; and the Triumphant Cross Quilt Ministry: Christine Hecox, Ann Rowe, Virginia Rowe, Florence Walsh, and Louise Olson.
Boys & Girls Club 32nd Annual Golf Classic
submitted by Rachel Hill It was a beautiful September day at Windham Country Club, as more than one hundred golfers took to the course for the Annual Boys & Girls Club of Salem Golf Classic. This year marked the 32nd annual event, one of the longest running tournaments in the Merrimack Valley. The event included 18 holes of golf, dinner, and an auction hosted by local television personalities Frank Mallicoat of FOX 25 and Jamie Staton of WMUR/Channel 9. Thank you to all participants and sponsors. Your generosity continues to make the Boys & Girls Club of Salem a place where great futures can start.
Laurie Ota and Kelly Bryant, members of the Chamber’s Health Resources Committee and blood donors
Tom Desmet, CEO of Mosaic Technology
Enterprise Bank named one of the 2010 Best Places to Work in America!
Kenny Gudek of Technical Needs on the putting green
On September 8, 2010, the Great Place to Work® Institute ranked Enterprise Bank as the #14 Best Place to Work, for mid sized companies, in America. This award means so much to us because it is a direct reflection of how our employees feel about working here, based on a nationwide survey on the trust, pride and feeling of appreciation employees experience in their companies.
We work hard to provide our employees with a positive, rewarding workplace because we know that employees who feel valued and appreciated, make their customers feel the same way. Enterprise Bankers are encouraged to make decisions at the local branch level. It is our culture of empowerment that has been the foundation of the personalized service our customers receive.
Below: Golfers line up for the shotgun start at the Boys & Girls Club of Salem Golf Classic
It is because of the hard work and dedication of our Enterprise Bankers in living our purpose of “helping to create successful businesses, jobs, opportunities, wealth and vibrant, prosperous communities” that we are so deeply honored to be named a Best Place to Work in America by the Great Place to Work® Institute.
To every employee of Enterprise Bank who made this award possible Thank You!
Jack Clancy, CEO
877-671-2265 • EnterpriseBanking.com
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