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In Chicago back in 1916, Melvin Jones founded The Adelphia Lions, a non-political service corporation. Helen Keller went to one of Jones’ meetings and asked if he would help the blind. He graciously accepted her heartfelt request. As of April 2015, there are more than 46,000 local Lions clubs and 1.4 million members in over 200 countries. Here in South Philly, a small group of women with

very big hearts rule the Adelphia Lions’ local chapter. They raise money for charities like The Ronald McDonald House, St. Lucy’s Auxiliary to The Blind and Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech. The Lions are volunteers who serve their community in the name of humanity, taking time out of their lives to help those in need. They keep a low profile, never expecting recognition because it comes from the generosity of their hearts. These small acts of kindness reinforce the fact that there are good people in the world. Volunteers do not concern themselves with race, color or religion. They simply want to help anyone in need and this is the force that drives them. Adelphia Lion Phyllis Liberati says “it is so gratifying to know that we are helping the hearing impaired and the blind lead more

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productive lives. Being a part of this group has greatly enriched my life.” Members of this humanitarian society are the unsung heroes for their selfless work in our great community. It takes one random act of kindness each and every day to change the world and the women of the Adelphia Lions Club are always ready for the next challenge. Lions is an acronym. It stands for Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation’s Safety. Their motto is simple. “We Serve.” The agenda at every meeting is just as simple. Members sing “God Bless America,” say a prayer before dinner and raise a water glass while proclaiming, ‘Not above you, not beneath you, but with you.’ “I am truly honored to be a part of this noble and successful charity,” says Phyllis Marino, a chartered member since 1980. “Hopefully, this great tradition will be carried on for generations to come.” PRH gohomephilly.com

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PRH Fall 2018  

Our annual Salute to Service issue. Honoring: Lombardi's Prime Meats, Steve Highsmith, Bob Shannon, Bobby Rydell, and Leon Huff.

PRH Fall 2018  

Our annual Salute to Service issue. Honoring: Lombardi's Prime Meats, Steve Highsmith, Bob Shannon, Bobby Rydell, and Leon Huff.

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