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Heart of the Community Foundation presents AED to Cave Spring Fire DepartmentHeart of the Community Foundation presents AED to Cave Spring Fire Department - Thursday, September 15, 2016

During a recent City Council meeting in Cave Spring, Redmond EMS and the Heart of the Community Foundation recently presented an AED to the Cave Spring Fire Department.

(L to R Heart of the Community board member Chris Jackson, Chairman, Harry Brock, EMS Representatives Marty Robinson and Brady Rogers and Fire Chief Randy Lacey.)


 

 
Heart of the Community Award Nominations Being SoughtHeart of the Community Award Nominations Being Sought - Monday, September 12, 2016

Nominations are being accepted for the annual program that honors individuals who have worked tirelessly to improve the community through volunteerism.

The Heart of the Community Foundation, Inc. and its Board of Governors are accepting nominations of potential recipients for the 31st anniversary of the Heart of the Community Awards of Honor.  The deadline for nominations is October 14, 2016.

According to Harry Brock, Chairman of the Board of Governors, the awards committee searches for individuals who have given their time and talents to make this community a better place in which to live through their selfless dedication to volunteer and community service.

“Candidates who should be considered for the award are those “unsung heroes” who have distinguished themselves through volunteer services that have greatly impacted the lives of children, the elderly, disadvantaged, or the community-at-large.  Their service could be in any or several of the following areas: education, religion, health and medicine, government, community, humanitarian, youth, arts, general leadership, retired/past service, conservation, or others,” or others he said.

Categories for nominations include:  Board of Governors Award, Awards of Honor, the Young Heart Award (35 years of age or younger) and a Employer Community Service Award.

Over the past 30 years  approximately 225 individuals have received these prestigious awards.  “In order for us to continue our long standing tradition of honoring some of Rome’s “unsung heroes”, we need the community to support our efforts by nominating deserving individuals that have touched their lives or the lives of others.  Please look around in  our community and recommend those you see who are going the extra mile in giving back through their community service.You know there are outstanding volunteers working diligently behind the scenes, don’t let a deserving individual go unnoticed”  noted Brock.

Six award recipients will be selected by an anonymous committee in November and announced in January.  They along with the Board of Governors’ Award recipient will be honored at the 31st annual black tie event, An Affair of the Heart, to be held on February 18, 2017 at the Forum.

Nomination forms are available at Redmond Medical Center, the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, and  the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau. Nomination forms can also be found at www.redmondregional.com 0r www.theheartofthecommunitu.org .
For questions or additional information: Call Wanda Whitten at 706 802-3924.

Redmond Regional Medical Center, the heart center of northwest Georgia, is the proud sponsor of the Heart of the Community Awards of Honor.

For additional information please contact Wanda Whitten at 706 802-3924.

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HOC contributes AED to new Rome Tennis CenterHOC contributes AED to new Rome Tennis Center - Monday, August 8, 2016
In keeping with our emphasis on heart health in our community, Harry Brock, Chairman of the Heart of the Community Foundation presented an AED, an automated external defibrillator, to Tom Daglis, Executive Director of the new Rome Tennis Center. 
Harry Brock appointed Chairman of HOC 2016-2017Harry Brock appointed Chairman of HOC 2016-2017 - Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Harry Brock has been appointed chairman of the Heart of the Community Foundation Board of Governors for 2016-2017.
Redmond Regional Medical Center and the Heart of the Community Foundation Inc. sponsor the Heart of the Community Awards program which I honors local citizens for a lifetime of volunteer service to the community.
Recipients of the award are honored at a black tie gala called “An Affair of the Heart” annually conducted in February, which is Heart Month. The 31st event is planned for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at The Forum.
Proceeds from the gala are earmarked for heart education, safety and humanitarian programs in Rome and Floyd County.
Previously funded projects have included the Heart House for families of critically ill patients on the Redmond campus, AED units in public facilities in Rome, a Par fitness course at Ridge Ferry Park, a serenity garden at Redmond and exercise equipment at the Thornton Recreation Center in Armuchee. For the past two years grants have been given to local agencies to carry on their humanitarian projects.
Brock is a graduate of West Rome High School and the University of Alabama and is the owner of Appraisal Associates of Rome. This is Brock’s second time to be appointed Chair of the Heart of the Community as part of the 8 yearshe has served on this board.
“The thing I like about the Heart of the Community is the unsung heroes that are recognized,” Brock said. “I’ve been on the selection committee before, where you sit down with the nominations from people, and it is just incredible the amount of work that people do in this community, people that you think you know and are aware of what they are involved in. It’s just amazing how much people are giving back to the community.”
Brock has served many organizations in Rome, including the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, Rome-Floyd County Development Authority, Rome Downtown Development Authority, Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau, YMCA, and the Open Door Home.