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Howdy,

It’s been scary the last few months; there’s no denying that. There've been too many lives lost, so many of us have been faced with personal and economic challenges that seem like nightmares, and lately too often it feels like the world has been turned upside down. It’s okay to have these feelings. Our office can help you find someone to talk to if you ever feel like you are alone. Because you’re not alone.

It’s because of all of your effort and commitment to staying at home that we’ve been able to make so much progress. It’s important we successfully continue to flatten this curve, and it’s your resilience throughout this crisis that will be what helps us do that. While these past few weeks have been extraordinarily tough, I do think it’s important to talk somewhat about the positive. That’s why I’ve been sending out these emails we are calling ‘Feel Good Friday’.

In the midst of this global crisis, the world has witnessed true acts of heroism and selflessness. We’ve seen neighbors and communities come together in ways we’ve never seen before. It’s been inspiring to see countless people doing good deeds and during these trying times I think it’s important we share these acts of support and kindness to lift spirits. I hope you enjoy the local stories that we have featured below.

Do you know someone in the community that you think we should recognize? Please let us know by emailing senatorleach@pasenate.com.

I hope you and your family are staying healthy and safe.

Sincerely,

Daylin

Food Trucks at Lankenau Hospital

Food Truck

Last week my office teamed up with a number of local organizations and small businesses from the area to provide free meals to the healthcare professionals, first responders and others fighting COVID-19 on Pennsylvania’s front line. In the 17th, we’ve so far been to Bryn Mawr Hospital, Einstein Medical Center - Montgomery, and last week we visited the Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood.

Thanks to Schaper’s Supply

Last week, Schaper’s Supply owner Eric Schaper and his children generously donated cleaning supplies including disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer to Lower Merion Police Department. Their donation is helping to keep officers safe during this pandemic. Thank you!

Eric Schaper and his children generously donated cleaning supplies

Photo Credit: Lower Merion Police Department

Sixers, Phillies, Flyers, Eagles Thank Healthcare Workers

Sixers, Phillies, Flyers, Eagles Thank Healthcare Workers

The Sixers, Phillies, Flyers, and Eagles banded together to create a moving video that pays tribute to both southeastern Pennsylvania healthcare workers and other heroes of the coronavirus crisis, as well as the spirit of Philadelphia.

Happy Birthday Ben Silverman!

Happy Birthday Ben Silverman!

Lower Merion Police officers joined with Union Fire Association to give Ben Silverman an incredible surprise birthday parade. Happy 12th Birthday Ben!

Photo Credit: Lower Merion Police Department

Photo Credit: Lower Merion Police Department

 
Photo Credit: Lower Merion Police Department

Photo Credit: Lower Merion Police Department

Radnor Commissioner Starts Fundraiser to Feed Township Staff

Sean Farhy, Radnor Commissioner for Ward 7, received well-deserved recognition for starting a fundraiser to feed staffers on the front lines in the Police Department, Public Works Department, and township administration.

Farhy is asking anyone who is willing to chip in to help provide essential workers with lunch from Antonella's Italian Kitchen in Bryn Mawr.

The fundraiser has almost reached its goal of raising $1,200. Way to go Sean!

Thunderbirds & Blue Angels Team Up for Special Philly Fly Over

The Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels demonstration flight teams flew over our area on Tuesday to show support for first responders, medical professionals, and all those on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle.

“We are incredibly honored to have the opportunity to salute those working on the frontline of the COVID-19 response, we are in awe of your strength and resilience,” said Cmdr. Brian Kesselring, U.S. Navy Blue Angels commanding officer and flight leader. “Thank you to all of those in essential industries keeping our nation moving forward. We will get through this. We are all in this together.”

Photo credit: @dankrantman and @christina.fusca.photography on Instagram, respectively.

Photo credit: @dankrantman and @christina.fusca.photography on Instagram, respectively.

"We hope to give Americans a touching display of American resolve that honors those serving on the frontline of our fight with COVID-19,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Caldwell, Thunderbird 1 and mission commander of the flyover. Read more here.

Gathering to Say Thank You!

This past Thursday, Plymouth Township Police Department officers joined with area Fire and EMS agencies to show their thanks and love to the brave employees of Einstein Medical Center. What a special way to honor those on the front lines!

Photo Credit: Plymouth Township Police Department

Photo Credit: Plymouth Township Police Department

 
Photo Credit: Plymouth Township Police Department

Photo Credit: Plymouth Township Police Department

Main Line Meals for Healthcare Workers

Meals to go

In the midst of the chaos surrounding the spread of COVID-19, residents of the Main Line are coming together to support local restaurants by providing meals to healthcare workers in area hospitals. Donations can be made via GoFundMe. Donations of any amount are welcome. For every $1K raised, a local restaurant will receive the funds and an order for 50 individually packed meals to be delivered to a hospital in the Main Line area. 

Lowe’s Home Improvement Donates to Local Police Force

Lowe's Home Improvement PPE Donation

This past week, Lowe’s Home Improvement presented the Plymouth Township Police Department with Performance Respirators for each member of the force. The donation will certainly be an important factor in keeping first responders safe and healthy.

During the presentation, Plymouth Township Police Detective Jeff McGee, Sr. was also presented with a plaque on behalf of members of Lowe’s Management recognizing his extraordinary service to the community.

As if all that wasn’t enough, Lowe’s also generously donated $500 to the Police Association.

THANK YOU Lowe’s for supporting our community!

That’s it for the local highlights this week! Please keep the good news coming! We would love to continue to share these admirable stories with the community.

In Other Happy News:

Hundreds Join Birthday Parade For 105-Year-Old World War II Veteran
Lieutenant Colonel Sam Sachs had big plans for his 105th birthday, but unfortunately, the celebration had to be canceled due to the global coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, Sachs got to celebrate his birthday with hundreds of well-wishers at his senior living home in Lakewood, California.

Optimist Club delivers snacks to Einstein Montgomery doctors and nurses
The coronavirus pandemic is keeping the doctors and nurses at Einstein Medical Center so occupied they often don’t have the time to eat lunch. To help, members of the Lower Providence Optimist Club went shopping and came to the rescue on Tuesday with “Operation LifeSaver,” compiling 60 bags filled with tasty snacks and bottled water.

A Closed Border Can’t Stop This Elderly Couple: ‘Love Is the Best Thing In the World’
The coronavirus crisis has separated families and severed supply chains. But a pair of lovers, 89 and 85, have found a romantic way to keep (almost) in touch.

101-Year-Old Survives Coronavirus: ‘This Too Shall Pass’
The Long Island nursing home resident recovered after a two-week battle with COVID-19.

‘Angels without wings’ helped save a couple in their 80s from COVID-19
“We’ve been married for over 60 years,” she says. “I’ve never seen Bob cry.”
But on this Thursday morning in April, perched on a wheelchair in the living room, he thought he would never see again, Bob Borns tears up over and over. It mostly happens when he talks about how grateful he is. For his long life. For his loving family. For the nurses who helped him and his wife Sandra fight off death.

Tiny Fawn Rescued From Side Of Freeway
This adorable baby deer has a second chance at growing up, thanks to a California Highway Patrol officer. 

 

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