In late January, Friends of Norwood Center was honored by the Neponset River Regional Chamber as a COVID Heroes Among Us recipient. Each year, the Chamber recognizes a few of its members for their contribution to the community and to the Neponset River Regional Chamber.
“This year has not been normal in any way and we felt it appropriate to specifically recognize COVID Heroes Among Us,” said Thomas J. O’Rourke, CCE, President and CEO, Neponset Regional Chamber. He continued, “these awards were presented to a business or person who has done something special to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic or changed their business model to find success in new ways.”
FNC was among the following organizations to receive this recognition among hundreds of active members:
“We are humbled at this honor to be among this group,” said Charlotte Walsh, President of Friends of Norwood Center and owner of Charles River Running in Norwood Center. “I am proud of the FNC volunteer Board who recognized the necessity of pivoting throughout the pandemic to find ways FNC could best help the businesses of Norwood Center. Norwood Feeds the Frontline, in partnership with Matt Brown and his Foundation, took off early and easily. We were thrilled with the generous financial response from residents that allowed FNC to purchase meals from Norwood restaurants for frontline workers in the hospital and fire department during the early months of the pandemic.”
Friends of Norwood Center is currently working with the Town of Norwood through DPW, Planning & Economic Development and the Manager’s Office on design for new light post flags for Washington Street in the Center to promote dining and shopping in Norwood Center. Be on the lookout!
These blog posts are written by Friends of Norwood Center Board Members and blog contributors. Look for author attribution in each post.