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Nuvision Honors Five Southland First Responders in "Share Your Story" Campaign

 
by: HB News staff writer
Posted: September 14, 2020

 

 Nuvision CEO Roger Ballard with Huntington Beach Mayor Lyn Semeta

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH...Last Wednesday, September 9th the Nuvision Credit Union honored Five Southern California First Responders in a "Share Your First Responder Story," program. The program was created to bring some attention to hospital workers,  firefighters, EMT's, paramedics, police officers, sheriffs, and state troopers who have made a difference in their community.

In attendance were First Responder Nominee: Firefighters Cliff Walker, Mike Pradin and ER Nurse Kelly Jones and were nominated for:

Cliff Walker, Seal Beach Federal Firefighter – often doing fitness challenges and raising money for charity

Kelly Jones, Gavilan Hills, CA Nurse – who has been working non-stop during the pandemic for CAL-MET'S Disaster Team. She has dedicated her life to helping others.

Mike Pradin, Firefighter for LA County – Often working 24 hour shifts and gone 21 days at a time fighting the CA wildfires and always saving the day

 

Emcee Chris Brahney with Nominee ER Nurse Kelly Jones

 

Emcee Chris Brahney with Nominee Firefighters Cliff Walker

 

Nominee Firefighter Mike Pradin with his wife

 

Attending also included Huntington Beach Mayor Lyn Semeta, Council member Barbara Delgleize, Nuvision Credit Union's CEO Roger Ballard and members from Boy Scout Troop 1 from Huntington Beach. The mid-week event was held at the Refuge Calvary Church on Edinger Avenue in Huntington Beach.

Huntington Beach Councilmember Barbara Delgleize signed up to donate blood and was one of 100 people who were able to help the local community with donations. Nuvision's CEO Roger Ballard signed up to give blood.

Chris Brahney who is Nuvision Senior VP Member Experience acted as emceed for the event. 

Three members of Huntington Beach Boy Scout Troop 1

 

Troop 1 Boy Scouts helped during the event by wiping down and sanitize chairs and several Huntington Beach Firefighters on their day off brought their fire grill to BBQ and serve food to guests and people who donated blood. 

Huntington Beach Firefighters with HB Mayor Lyn Semeta

 

Ever since Covid-19 spread throughout the US, many front line workers have been working tirelessly in extraordinary circumstances. Nuvision Credit Union wanted to honor them by sharing their stories. Each nominee received a $250 cash prize and a $250 cash donation made to a first responser's charity of their choice. Photos:Nuvision


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