SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stater Bros. Charities is pleased to announce the 2013 Award Recipients as part of the 6th Annual Stater Bros. Charities Dave Stockton Heroes Challenge. The Awards were given to individuals who exemplify a caring commitment to the community they live in and were presented at the Stater Bros. Charities Awards Banquet on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside, California.
Brigadier General Stan Brown, USAF (retired), received the prestigious Captain Leland F. Norton Award. General Brown served as Base Commander at March Air Force Base and later was appointed Wing Commander there. While at March, he successfully lobbied for the establishment of the Riverside National Cemetery.
The following individuals were the recipients of the 2013 Heroes of the Heartland Awards: Rabbi Hillel Cohn (Rabbi Emeritus Congregation Emanu El in Redlands and Rabbi Sun City Jewish Congregation in Palm Desert); Ronald Loveridge (former Mayor of Riverside); and Russ Blewett (Hesperia Council Member and former Mayor of Hesperia)
Stater Bros. Charities made a significant donation in honor of each individual to the following nonprofit organizations:
- Riverside National Cemetery Memorials & Monuments Committee ~ in honor of the Brigadier General Stan Brown ~ $25,000
- THINK Together (serving San Bernardino County) ~ in honor of Rabbi Hillel Cohn ~ $10,000
- Community Connect (serving Riverside County) ~ in honor of Ronald Loveridge ~ $10,000
- Feed My Sheep in the High Desert; Holy Family Catholic Church Food Bank; and
Living Waters Church Food Bank ~ in honor of Russ Blewett ~ $10,000 (equally distributed)
Stater Bros. Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports critical needs in the communities where Stater Bros. employees live and work. Since 2008, Stater Bros. Charities has provided funding to countless local organizations and causes that benefit hunger relief, children-in-need, education for both youth and adults, services for the elderly and care for our Nation's Veterans. Funds are raised throughout the year from generous customers, supplier friends, and caring members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family. For more information log onto www.staterbros.com.
Stater Bros. Charities ~ Caring For The Communities We Serve!
Susan Atkinson, President and CEO
Stater Bros. Charities
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