Senator Manning presents a resolution to Ryan Aroney, Orlando Jones, and Marco Cuevas, representing Lorain County United Way during today's Senate session.
COLUMBUS - 

State Senator Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) today honored the Lorain County United Way as the 2016 Ohio United Way of the Year. The group received the statewide honor in recognition of the organization's outstanding service to the residents Lorain County.

“I am tremendously proud of the work of the Lorain County United Way as they continue to improve lives and strengthen our community,” Manning said. “This recognition is well-deserved, and I commend them for the positive impact they are making by helping Lorain County area residents.”

Lorain County United Way’s United Community Assistance Network (UCAN) program collaborates with nine local partners to assist residents of Greater Lorain County with emergency financial assistance for basic needs.

Since its inception, UCAN has helped 750 families avoid homelessness and job loss. The organization has also organized a strategic partnership called Lorain County Volunteer Connection, which has integrated over 1,700 unique volunteers since inception in 2014, logging over 5,200 hours.

Supporting Firefighters Battling Occupational Cancers

Today, the Ohio Senate also passed legislation that would recognize the increased risk of certain types of cancers among firefighters and provide these professionals the support they deserve following a career of public service. The legislation would grant firefighters the same benefits provided to firefighters in 37 other states by establishing a legal presumption of increased risk that allows firefighters to access benefits through the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation and Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund.

"Our firefighters willingly enter harm's way every day to protect and serve Ohioans," said Manning. "As these heroes risk their lives to save others, this is an opportunity to provide the necessary support and benefits they have earned through their sacrifice."

 
 
 
  
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