10 to be honoured for service to The Bronx at LifeLine Gala Awards
Ten persons and companies who have given seflessly to the community in The Bronx, New York will be honoured at the inaugural LifeLine Gala 2023 Awards, scheduled for that borough on December 7 at Eastwood Manor.
The event is organised by Bible Truth Church of God International (BTCGI), which is led by Jamaicans, Pastor Leroy Hawthorne and his wife Herma.
Their son, Damion Hawthorne, initiated the gala which is dubbed ‘Celebrate the Champions: Honouring Outstanding Contributions and Service to the Community’.
“This is not just an evening of inspiration; it’s a celebration of extraordinary individuals who have profoundly impacted the community. This year, the gala takes a special turn, honouring 10 remarkable individuals and organisations with various prestigious awards for their generous contributions and service,” he told Observer Online.
The show will also be used as a fundraiser for the BTCGI’s outreach programmes. The honourees are:
Platinum Service Award
Ray Zoroufie, Brims Snacks: Ray Zoroufie and Brims Snacks are recognised for their exceptional dedication and support to the community. Their contributions have set a high standard in philanthropy and community service.
Community Hero Award
Pasquale Russo, Chef Choice, who has exemplified the spirit of community service and dedication to uplifting those around him.
Circle of Excellence Award
Errol Green, celebrating his outstanding achievements and significant contributions to the community’s well-being.
Marcia Hawthorne and Shawn Ffrench of Golden Krust Restaurant, are recipients of the Benefactor Award, recognising their generous support and impactful contributions to the community.
Shining Star Award
Apostle Michael and Pastor Renee Bennett, Unity With Love, for their inspirational leadership and unwavering commitment to serving others.
Above & Beyond Award
Fulton Reid, Sunshine Cuisine, is recognised for his extraordinary efforts and dedication that surpass expectations in community service.
Positive Impact Award
Virgilio Payano, Manilla Poultry, in recognition of his significant contributions that have positively transformed the community.
Golden Heart Awards
Goes to Earl Gonter, Joslet Foster and Jennifer Hylton, in acknowledgement of their compassionate hearts and unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.