UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. — Federal Signal, Safety and Security Division, University Park Illinois, recently recognized Terri O’Neill-Borders as a recipient of the Federal Signal Citizen Award. This award is a recognition program the company developed in order to acknowledge outstanding individuals that make a significant contribution and positive impact on their community.
As a tribute to her father, Terri O’Neill-Borders founded the Hope & Friendship Foundation, a non-for-profit organization in Lemont, Illinois.
“I wanted my dad’s legacy to live on through love, community togetherness and generosity,” said Terri. “Through community generosity, we are able to provide assistance to families that are financially struggling, or in need of clothing, food and other basic needs.”
She continues, “Working with local religious organizations helps us reach out to families within Lemont and surrounding areas. It’s an organization that gives year round.”
Terri’s generosity has not gone unnoticed. Federal Signal, Safety and Security Division, University Park Illinois, proudly recognized her as a recipient of the Federal Signal Citizen Award.
“With the holiday season coming up, Terri reminds us how a person can make a difference in their community and bring them together as a family,” said Matthew Brady, Vice President of the Integrated Systems Division of Federal Signal. “It is with great pleasure [that we] award her with the Federal Signal Citizen of the Year Award, in recognition of her outstanding community service and dedication, and the difference she has made in so many lives.”
Since 1901, Federal Signal has worked with thousands of communities and their public safety officials to ensure the importance of keeping a community safeguarded. The Citizen Award is a recognition program Federal Signal developed in order to acknowledge outstanding individuals like Terri that make a significant contribution and positive impact on their community.
“I am honored to have been selected for the Federal Signal Citizen Award,” stated Terri. “There is such a small degree of separation between each of us. Reach out and bridge the gap, don’t be separated from those you love and make a difference within your community.”
Brady presented Terri O’Neill-Borders with the award at the Lemont Village Board Meeting, Monday, November 23, 2015.
(Photo, pictured from left to right: Mayor of Lemont, IL., Brian K. Reaves; Citizen Award recipient, Terri O’Neill-Borders; Matthew Brady, V.P of the Integrated Systems Division of Federal Signal.)
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