Cheers to this generous community

Fulton and Montgomery County residents deserve recognition for the way they have come together to support others in the area.

Through a mixture of fundraising events, benefits and ceremonies honoring those who have made a lasting impact on the area, the two counties have rallied numerous times to show their support and deliver goodness.

The area never fails to provide for a family, group, or individual who is need of help in their everyday life.

In Montgomery County, the Fonda-Fultonville School District held a fundraiser leading up to Veterans Day. Started by Jennifer Huckans and her four children, the kids wanted to honor the memory of their grandfather who had passed away just weeks before.

Through a bottle drive and flag sale, $1,020 was donated to the Honor Flight Network, a program that honors veterans for their sacrifices by transporting them at no cost to Washington D.C., where they can visit national monuments and memorials honoring their service.

Habitat for Humanity

A night to support Habitat for Humanity in Fulton County is held once a year to help benefit  the organization and allows the group to move forward in its  projects and goals.

Held in October, the fundraiser allows the organization to continue forward with its goal of eliminating poverty housing and improve substandard housing in the county. Without last year’s fundraiser, president of HFHFC Subrina Weeden said the organization  couldn’t have started the project they were working on.

Cadmus benefit

Fulton County even came together to help out a family who was not from the area. The community rallied around Mackenzie Cadmus, an 8-month-old girl who was born with Dystophic Epidermolysis Bullosa, an inherited disease that affects her skin and other organs.

A campaign called “Rock the Socks” started because of this little girl, and in  October, the area came together for a fundraiser to help the Cadmus family, from Hauppauge, Long Island.

A teen’s effort

Most currently, a senior from Johnstown High School took it upon herself to raise money to bring Thanksgiving dinners to families in need.

Alicia Jordan raised $440 to provide a full Thanksgiving meal to 11 families who wouldn’t have had one without her.

Jordan raised the money not to gain attention, but because she wanted to do something for the community. Coming from a family who saw struggle themselves, she grew up to be a girl who constantly reaches out to help others, and put them before herself.

If you know of any unsung heroes, or someone who has done something good for the community and wants it to be known, contact obogdan@leaderherald.com.

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