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Garden Grove honors community heroes for actions during COVID-19 pandemic

On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, nearly 40 individuals, businesses, and organizations at the Garden Grove Strong Heroes’ Reception were honored as community heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic by the Garden Grove City Council. The honorees, representing each of the City’s six voting districts, were nominated by the community for their selfless acts of service.

“At the height of COVID-19, Garden Grove faced an unforgiving enemy that took an unbearable toll on the community’s well-being,” said Garden Grove Mayor Pro Tem District 3, Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen. “From that adversity came strength from local heroes whose extraordinary generosity and compassion uplifted the community’s spirit and instilled hope.”

Among the honorees’ heroic acts of service were: providing free meals and volunteering at food distribution sites; obtaining donations of personal care products for the community; providing emergency childcare for essential workers; and hosting and volunteering at COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics.

Following the reception, the Garden Grove Strong heroes were recognized during the Community Spotlight presentation at the regular Garden Grove City Council meeting.

The recognition is part of the City’s Garden Grove Strong campaign to acknowledge and commend the community for displaying compassion and strength during the coronavirus crisis.

For more information on the Garden Grove Strong campaign and to learn more about each hero and others, visit ggcity.org/ggstrong.

To view photos from the event, visit bit.ly/gg-strong-event-photos.

This article was released by the City of Garden Grove.