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Harrisburg-based Cordier Auctions participated in The Salvation Army Harrisburg's 2018 Battle of the Bells competition, raising a total of $957 for the nonprofit. Cordier's efforts included bell ringing by staff members and a desktop kettle hosted at the front counter of their auction facility. It was Cordier's first year participating in the Battle of the Bells, which pits area organizations against one another in a friendly contest. The top fundraiser was Smith Land and Improvement, whose employees and vendors raised $13,693. The Battle of the Bells campaign raised more than $55,000 overall for The Salvation Army. Above, Cordier staffers Lauren Radkiewicz and Bob Brightbill ring bells at Karns Foods in Derry Township.
Harrisburg-based Cordier Auctions participated in The Salvation Army Harrisburg's 2018 Battle of the Bells competition, raising a total of $957 for the nonprofit. Cordier's efforts included bell ringing by staff members and a desktop kettle hosted at the front counter of their auction facility. It was Cordier's first year participating in the Battle of the Bells, which pits area organizations against one another in a friendly contest. The top fundraiser was Smith Land and Improvement, whose employees and vendors raised $13,693. The Battle of the Bells campaign raised more than $55,000 overall for The Salvation Army. Above, Cordier staffers Lauren Radkiewicz and Bob Brightbill ring bells at Karns Foods in Derry Township. Team members and their families from Swatara Township advertising and marketing agency JPL recently volunteered at the Central PA Food Bank. The group supports the mission of the Food Bank through service hours each year. Shown above, front row, from left, are: Andrea Gusherowski, Lauren Gusherowski, Joe Gusherowski, Doug Nicotera and Susan Cort; back row: Josh Ciotti, Brooke Souder, Evan Gusherowski, Rhonda Gusherowski, Kevin Knoll, Dan Leister, Tommy Groft and Jessica Walter. Warwick Township-based Listrak held a Mini-Golf Give-Back event, which resulted in a donation of 9,000 pounds of food to Lancaster's Water Street Mission. Using cans and boxes of food, along with additional building supplies, teams built a miniature golf course with hills, tunnels and other obstacles, and then proceeded to compete on the course they created. The competition included employees from the digital marketing firm's Lititz, King of Prussia and Newport Beach, Calif., offices who had gathered for training and education. Franklin County-based Summit Health held a holiday-themed fun run, the Christmas Cash Dash, which raised more than $5,000 for the Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center in Chambersburg. Shown above, from left, are: Alan Peltzman, Mike Hoover, Tim Fisler, program director Susan Rotz, Terry Wadel and Pete Fleury. Hanover-based Winebrenner's American Motorcycle donated $3,500 to New Hope Ministries' Feed-A-Friend campaign, which represents a pledge during the on-air radio marathon and a portion of sales in December. Above, Jim Winebrenner presents a check to New Hope Gift Officer Brent Toomey. Meeting Professionals International Middle PA Chapter presented a check for $1,630 to Randi's House of Angels, an East Pennsboro Township-based nonprofit supporting children who have experienced domestic violence. Shown above, from left, are MPIMP member Karen Rousche, Randi's House of Angels founder Nancy Chavez, and MPIMP President Elect Terry Cochran. The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Central Pennsylvania Chapter gave the Children's Home of York a donation of $1,000, which was raised at the chapter's annual A/E/C industry golf outing. Shown from left are: Brooke Wenger, Triad Engineering Inc.; Dr. Joseph Birli and Colleen Murphy from the Children's Home of York; Cristina Barnes, Stahl Sheaffer Engineering LLC; and Ann Mark, McMahon Associates Inc. Warren County-based Northwest Bank made a donation to Linden Hall School for Girls in Lititz through the state's Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program. The contribution will be used for financial aid to students who demonstrate need and for merit scholarships to high-achieving applicants. Shown from left are: Northwest Bank's Eastern Region Senior Vice President for Commercial Lending Julia N. Flynn; Northwest Cash Management Advisor Timothy Miller; Linden Hall Head of School Michael E. Waylett; and Linden Hall Director of Advancement Margie Clugston. Penn State Health celebrated the expansion of its Life Lion family, when in one year Life Lion EMS employees in Dauphin and Berks counties welcomed eight girls and seven boys, including two sets of twins. The “baby boom” occurred between November 2017 and November 2018, building camaraderie at work, with co-workers who can relate to having children and conversations shifting to child development. The group is shown above at the Life Lion hangar at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Lower Allen Township-based West Shore Home donated $10,000 to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank's MilitaryShare Mobile Food Distribution program. The contribution will fund the program for several months, providing food to veterans, active duty service members and their families at the food bank's 22 distribution locations throughout Central Pennsylvania. Shown above, from left, are: Greg Stegall, Central PA Food Bank, MilitaryShare Mobile Distribution manager; Tom Aleman, West Shore Home marketing; and Joe Arthur, Central PA Food Bank executive director. Manchester Township-based Rutter's donated $10,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of York & Adams Counties through the state's Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. The contribution will support the nonprofit's mentoring program, which matches at-risk elementary school students one-to-one with volunteers from local high schools and colleges. Above, Rick Miller, left, sales and marketing manager at Rutter's, presents the donation to Linda Gorter, executive director at Big Brothers Big Sisters. Mansfield-based First Citizens Community Bank donated $5,000 to to the Dutchmen Education Foundation, which supplements the academic, cultural and extra-curricular programs of the Annville-Cleona School District. Shown above, from left, are: Cheryl Potteiger, superintendent; Chris Pierce, FCCB regional board member; Jim Plummer, president of the Dutchmen Foundation; Elaine Mathias, district business manager; and James Rovito of First Citizens. The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors-Greater Harrisburg selected Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania as the recipient for its end-of-year charity contribution of $500. A check presentation was held during the organization's holiday dinner with, from left, Gregory J. Kane, Paul Zavinsky of Vision Resources, and Rob Farabaugh. York Township-based Glatfelter Insurance Group and the Arthur J. and Lee R. Glatfelter Foundation recently gave $250,000 to UPMC Pinnacle Memorial for its new hospital and outpatient center, set to open in West Manchester Township in August. Hanover-based Ox Industries Inc. committed $250,000 to the Conewago Valley School District, above, to support New Oxford Senior High School's Colonial Manufacturing Project, a major upgrade to the school district's technical education department. The program will give participating students the technical skills to move from high school directly into the manufacturing world. Penn Township-based Garden Spot Mechanical and Garden Spot Electric donated $135,850 to the Dayspring Christian Academy in Mountville through the state's Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program. Shown above, from left, are Dwayne Eberly, Dean Eberly, John Riddell, Tony Good and Clayton Good.

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