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Honoring Melissa Russell upon the occasion of her designation as a recipient of the 2020 City of Oswego Hometown Heroes Award

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J336



Senate Resolution No. 336

BY: Senator RITCHIE

HONORING Melissa Russell upon the occasion of her
designation as a recipient of the 2020 City of
Oswego Hometown Heroes Award

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to act, in accord
with its long-standing traditions, to honor those whose character and
achievements best exemplify the ideals and values cherished by this
great State and Nation; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Melissa
Russell upon the occasion of her designation as a recipient of the 2020
City of Oswego Hometown Heroes Award on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, in
conjunction with the observance of National Hero Day; and

WHEREAS, The City of Oswego Hometown Heroes Award was established in
2020 to recognize individuals from the City of Oswego who quietly go
about improving the lives of others through their generosity, energy and
spirit; and

WHEREAS, Melissa Russell began a program, Blessings in a Backpack,
to help feed elementary students on the weekends during the school year;
a local chapter was started in 2013 in Oswego, and today it has grown to
feed 400 children per-week; and

WHEREAS, In recent years, Melissa Russell has worked to secure money
and food donations for the program and ensured bags are packed each
week; and

WHEREAS, Melissa Russell is considered a hero in her community for
the work she has done to help feed countless local children in need; and

WHEREAS, As a recipient of this most prestigious award, Melissa
Russell truly embodies the meaning of service and sets a shining example
for others to follow; and

WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an
individual for the benefit of others which Melissa Russell has displayed
throughout her life; and

WHEREAS, It has always been the objective of this Legislative Body
to honor and support those individuals who have displayed their
commitment to the betterment of their communities, and it is the intent
of this Legislative Body to inscribe upon its records, this tribute to
Melissa Russell, that future generations may know and appreciate her
admirable character, her many benevolent deeds, and the respect and
esteem in which she is held by her peers; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Melissa Russell upon the occasion of her designation as recipient
of the 2020 City of Oswego Hometown Heroes Award, and to wish her
continued success in all her future endeavors; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Melissa Russell.

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  • 29 / Jan / 2021
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 02 / Feb / 2021
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 02 / Feb / 2021
    • ADOPTED

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