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Rockynol seniors help homeless

2/6/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

Photo: Maria Lindsay
WEST AKRON — Several residents and staff members at the Rockynol retirement community facility gathered Jan. 31 to assemble 120 lunch bags for homeless people in Akron.

The effort, organized through Cornerstone Methodist Church, included a lunch bag with a bologna and cheese sandwich, orange, chips and a bottle of water donated by Rockynol. The lunch bag was served Feb. 1 alongside hot soup, green beans, mashed potatoes and corn at Zion Lutheran Church in Downtown Akron through its ministry Jesus Said, according to Erica Mezick, director of assisted living at Rockynol and a member of Cornerstone Methodist Church.

Seniors assisting in the effort are shown at left, at right, from front: Mary Cox, Julia Nagle, Caroline DeOrio and Anna Marie Ginter. Shown above, from front, are Rockynol employees: administrative assistant Debbie Collier, night aide Winnie Young and Mezick.

Not pictured but also assisting in the effort was Jessica Goff, director of resident life and volunteer services.

— By Maria Lindsay

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