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Bridges to Community's New Director Visits Spring Mission Projects

Groups from Bedford Presbyterian Church, Temple Shaaray Tefila and Congregation B'Nai Yisrael were among those out on service projects this spring through the Bridges program.

John Hannan of Somers is Bridges to Community's new Executive Director. Photo courtesy Bridges to Community.
John Hannan of Somers is Bridges to Community's new Executive Director. Photo courtesy Bridges to Community.
Bridges to Community builds community and changes lives—the lives of the volunteers who go to Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic on service projects as well as the lives of the people they help. 

The Ossining-based group has adopted a new vision and goals that expand on its values—shared work, community empowerment, transformation and sustained impact—and its mission to build a more just and sustainable world through service learning and community development, according to its website. And it has appointed a new executive director, John Hannan.

The Somers resident visited projects-in-progress as one of his first tasks, the Ossining Daily Voice reported.

“My first trip was a great success," Hannan said in a press release. "I had the opportunity to meet with Westchester delegations from Bedford Presbyterian Church, Temple Shaaray Tefila and Congregation B'Nai Yisrael who were there helping Bridges build houses, schools and clinics. I crossed more than half the country and saw more than sixteen projects. I spoke with adult members of the Westchester group who almost all shared the same thought, that this trip was one of the most meaningful events in their lives.”

Patch reported in 2013 on fundraising efforts by group of teens and adults from Croton-on-Hudson headed to the DR to help build a school. 

Bridges to Community's annual gala is April 26.

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