They responded to Hurricane Sandy, fought fires, provided relief to disaster-devastated communities, mentored disadvantaged youth, coordinated thousands of volunteers, and developed into our nation’s future leaders. AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) graduated 479 members this July who completed over half a million hours of service and over 275 projects, including 78 disaster services projects. One local individual was part of this effort and completed ten months of full-time service to communities in need: Jennifer Chasse of Hampstead. Chasse, who arrived at NCCC’s Pacific Region Campus in Sacramento, Calif. on October 10, 2012 to begin her term of service, graduated from the program on July 23, 2013. Most Corps Members departed from their respective campus and began travel to their home of record immediately following their ceremony. Chasse was part of a team of about 10 other members who completed a series of six- to eight-week-long projects in different communities across the country.
For the sixth consecutive year, Exeter Health Resources has been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health care organizations for its use of information technology. This year the local health care organization received the highest level of recognition given out to hospitals in the nationwide Most Wired ranking, according to the 2013 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Exeter Health Resources is one of only 200 organizations recognized across the country. This recognition places Exeter Hospital in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient quality and safety outcomes. For more information, visit exeterhospital.com, or call 603-580-6668.
Beckwood Services, Inc., in Plaistow, a leading manufacturer of electronic controls for automated capital equipment and analytical instruments for Fortune 1000 companies, has recently been awarded Raytheon’s prestigious 5 Star Supplier Award for its performance in 2012. Companies receiving this award are judged by several criteria, including affordability, quality, on-time delivery, sustained performance and commitment to continuous process and quality improvements. Beckwood is currently in its fourth year of providing mission critical components for Raytheon’s Patriot Program. In this short period of time, Beckwood has earned recognition as a 4 Star supplier and has achieved the 5 Star designations twice. Out of over two thousand suppliers, Raytheon recognized only fifteen 5 Star suppliers for their performance in 2012 requirements.
People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, has awarded $6,000 to Easter Seals New Hampshire. Easter Seals New Hampshire provides more than 90 unique disabilities services to infants, children, young adults, adults, and seniors in need, ensuring that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have access to equal opportunities.
Calypso Communications, an integrated, full-service public relations, marketing, and creative design firm, is proud to announce that Sharon Delaney, vice president of strategic marketing and client services, has been elected to the board of directors of Leadership Seacoast. As a member of the board, Delaney will help promote and market Leadership Seacoast’s six-month experiential learning program for existing and future community leaders. Delaney is a 2012 Leadership Seacoast graduate and a member of the Leadership Seacoast Marketing and Alumni Development Committee. For more information, visit http://www.calypsocom.com.
Piscataqua Savings Bank recently awarded $5,000 to Families First Health and Support Center to support mobile dental services for the homeless. The mobile dental program, launched in August 2010, visits Cross Roads House homeless shelter every week, and at sites in Hampton and Rochester once a month. Almost 300 people were served last year. Families First also provides primary care for people of all ages, prenatal care and parenting and family programs. For more information, call 603-422-8208, or visit FamiliesFirstSeacoast.org.
Joseph Yergeau, Vice President of Holloway Buick-GMC-Cadillac, of Portsmouth, recently presented a $1,500 donation to Helen Taft, Executive Director of Families First Health & Support Center.
SERVPRO Franchise Owner, Ken White of SERVPRO of Salem/Plaistow, recently returned from SERVPRO’s 44th Annual National Convention, held June 17-21 at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel and the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.SERVPRO¨, an industry leader in disaster cleanup, restoration and remediation services, again welcomed a record number of franchisees to their annual event, offering attendees the most extensive program ever offered at a SERVPRO¨ Convention - more than sixty workshops sessions covering more than thirty different topics. For more information, call 603-893-9700, or email Kwhite@ServproOfLawrence.com, or visit servepro.com.