FITCHBURG — The Fitchburg Housing Authority handed out certificates of appreciation at the Jan. 26 board meeting to a few group entities in recognition of their assistance during the holiday getaway time and outside of.

The Fitchburg Housing Authority awarded certificates of appreciation at the Jan. 26 board meeting to 3 community entities for their support through the holiday time and further than. (L. to r.) FHA Board of Commissioners Chair Linda Byrne, Bemis Associates, Inc. Government Assistant Sonia Demelo, CEO of Getting old Expert services of North Central Massachusetts Lori Richardson, FHA Government Director Doug Bushman, and FHA Director of Elderly Housing Erica Shorts. (COURTESY YOKO ISHII/FITCHBURG HOUSING AUTHORITY)

LUK Inc. Substance Abuse Avoidance Specialist Jenny Smith and her employees have been honored for their function in supplying action baggage for elderly housing people and space youth and FHA’s Director of Aged Housing Erica Shorts and her crew had been identified for coordinating the distribution of the gifts in December at C.J. Durkin Apartments on Day Avenue.

“As you know most of the aged are on fastened incomes so what your group did was incredibly useful to so quite a few our residents,” FHA Govt Director Doug Bushman wrote in a letter to LUK. “They specifically cherished the luggage.”

LUK is a nonprofit social company agency positioned in central Massachusetts devoted to improving the lives of youth and their families. CEO Beth Barto stated that LUK and its youth council “feel honored to be recognized by the Fitchburg Housing Authority for making exercise kits for kids and youth supported by the Fitchburg Housing Authority.”

“At LUK, we truly feel it is main to our mission to assist our group,” she said. “Developing the kits brought a great feeling of compassion satisfaction for our staff and our youth leaders. We so respect FHA and our partnership, and we appear ahead to upcoming possibilities to bolster our community jointly.”

In addition, Leominster’s Getting old Solutions of North Central Massachusetts (ASNCM) was recognized for endeavor a garments drive for elderly residents and Bemis Associates Inc. of Shirley was honored for donating mugs with a cup of soup and spoon in them, which ended up also dispersed by Shorts and other FHA staff members.

Fitchburg Housing Authority Govt Director Doug Bushman (l.) offered LUK, Inc. Compound Abuse Avoidance Specialist Jenny Smith (heart) with a certification of appreciation on Feb. 3 to honor organization’s function in giving activity luggage for elderly housing people and spot youth all through the vacation time and FHA Elderly Resident Support Coordinator Marites MacLean (r.) for her part in helping to distribute the baggage. (COURTESY YOKO ISHII/FITCHBURG HOUSING AUTHORITY)

ASNCM CEO Lori Richardson said, “It is by doing the job with Mr. Bushman and his large staff members that we are in a position to make a beneficial big difference in conference the requirements of older older people in their ‘home.’ The Supportive Housing program at 50 Working day Avenue delivers the basis to make sure every single resident has entry to pertinent facts on general public rewards and group sources. ASNCM respects and values our partnership with FHA and drastically appreciates this recognition.”

Bemis President Mike Johansen explained he wants to thank the FHA “for the assist and recognition of the function Bemis Associates and our workforce have contributed.”

“Bemis’ mentioned mission is to Make improvements to People’s Life, and by our critical worth of giving again to the local community I am happy of the affect the Bemis staff members have on Fitchburg and the other communities bordering (our) global headquarters in Shirley,” he claimed. “But our ability to realize this is enabled by robust companies this sort of as the Fitchburg Housing Authority. I value their guidance and all they do for the group where by our staff stay and get the job done to make it superior.”

Bushman mentioned he is grateful for the FHA’s “great staff” and their function in functioning with ASNCM, LUK and Bemis Associates “helping our residents throughout the holiday break time.”

“The contributions make a huge influence in their life,” he mentioned. “It is not just the goods donated, it is the imagined that also counts, for they know that there a people that care about them. A accurate holiday gift. Thank you.”

FHA Board of Commissioners Chair Linda Byrne took component in handing out the certificates. She said she wishes to specially admit thank Shorts “and her terrific employees for operating with these phenomenal corporations that have taken the time to make donations to our seniors and disabled inhabitants.”

“It is steps like these that make Fitchburg a distinctive place, a spot that cares for its elderly and disabled inhabitants,” Byrne claimed. “Their assistance goes a very long way in making certain our seniors and disabled know they are currently being cared for particularly for the duration of the holiday getaway year.”

Bemis Associates, Inc. of Shirley donated mugs with a cup of soup and spoon in them to the Fitchburg Housing Authority in December, which had been dispersed to elderly citizens throughout the getaway season. (COURTESY ERICA SHORTS/FITCHBURG HOUSING AUTHORITY)

Bushman echoed her sentiments, stating Shorts is instrumental when it comes to trying to keep in get hold of with and reaching out to area enterprises and organizations.

“Erica did all the leg operate,” he claimed. “She is the important man or woman.”

He went on to thank the 3 certificate recipients for their “generous assistance.”

“We are exceedingly grateful for your acts of kindness,” Bushman stated, adding that they plan to honor FHA community associates “on a regular basis,” 2 times a 12 months or so.

“We have so lots of general public and personal firm and nonprofits that assistance us out, and people today that we want to thank,” he explained.

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