Salem County’s 15th Annual Disability Awareness Day.

What a wonderful day to celebrate the selection of Patty Bomba as the Crusader Award winner for 2019. Patty Bomba, of Carneys Point, has touched many lives through her advocacy for individuals with disabilities. She spearheaded the creation of A Place for Sami (an accessible playground built by the community that benefits anyone with mobility issues) including her granddaughter, Sami. Patty currently serves on the board of Resources for Independent Living, is a past chairperson of the Salem County Disabilities Advisory Board and she is active in fundraising for the ARC Walk, Special Olympics, Resources for Independent Living and Darryl’s Wheels.

Patty Bomba with her Crusader Award and her State of New Jersey Resolution

Patty with Assemblymen John Burzichelli and Adam Taliaferro

Patty receiving her Crusader Award from Salem County Freeholders Ben Laury, Lee Ware and Charles Hassler.

If you want to see more pictures of Patty’s day look at my Facebook post. Tomorrow: pictures of participants, vendors and our citizens

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I have a BA in Psychology and a teaching certificate as a Special Education teacher. I have a MA in Student Personnel Services and I recently retired from my position as a Guidance Counselor. I have been active on advisory boards concerning disability issues for over 25 years. I also have over 25 years of business experience in Human Resources and Operations Management.

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