Jim and Pat Bradley in­ducted into state hall of fame

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EAS­TON — Jim and Pat Bradley of Lon­don­derry in Eas­ton were two of 50 hon­orees in­ducted into the Mary­land Se­nior Cit­i­zens Hall of Fame for 2017.

The in­duc­tion cer­e­mony and lun­cheon was held on Thurs­day, Oct. 26, at Michael’s Eighth Av­enue in Glen Burnie. Each in­ductee re­ceived a mem­ber­ship cer­tifi­cate, MSCHF lapel pin and copy of the “Blue Book” that in­cludes the name, pic­ture and a brief sum­mary of vol­un­teer ser­vice for each of the 2017 hon­orees. A copy of the “Blue Book” is kept in the ar­chives at the Langs­dale Li­brar y, Univer­sity of Bal­ti­more.

The Mary­land Se­nior Cit­i­zens Hall of Fame Inc. is a pri­vate, all-vol­un­teer or­ga­ni­za­tion that has been func­tion­ing since 1987. The sole pur­pose of the or­ga­ni­za­tion is to pub­licly rec­og­nize and honor, each year, in­di­vid­ual se­nior cit­i­zens who are at least 65 years of age. Nom­i­nees must live in Mary­land and have per­formed out­stand­ing ser­vice in their com­mu­ni­ties.

In ad­di­tion, Jim and Pat Bradley both were one of six GERI sculp­ture re­cip­i­ents. The GERI is the “No­bel Prize” awarded to those hon­orees demon­strat­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary com­mu­nity ser­vice.

Jim and Pat Bradley pri­mar­ily were nom­i­nated for out­stand­ing ser­vice to Re­build­ing To­gether Caro­line County, a Caro­line County based all-vol­un­teer non­profit pro­vid­ing free home­owner ser­vices to the el­derly, dis­abled, vet­er­ans and fam­i­lies with chil­dren in Caro­line County fac­ing nec­es­sary but un­af­ford­able re­pairs or im­prove­ments to their dwellings.

By the time Jim Bradley left ac­tive project su­per­vi­sion as its first ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, 50 Re­build­ing To­gether Caro­line County projects had been com­pleted, cost­ing $6,144.55.

Cur­rently, Re­build­ing To­gether Caro­line County has ser­viced 205 projects cost­ing $165,079.47. Jim Bradley’s ad­di­tional vol­un­teer ser­vices aided St. Martin’s Min­istries, Tuck­a­hoe Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity and Ch­e­sa­peake Mar­itime Mu­seum. Jim Bradley was a found­ing force be­hind Voice of the Home­less, as well.

Pat Bradley served as the first sec­re­tary of Re­build­ing To­gether Caro­line County. Her lit­er­ary and or­ga­ni­za­tional skills were crit­i­cal in many of the all-vol­un­teer ven­tures.

In ad­di­tional to serv­ing both the Ch­e­sa­peake Mar­itime Mu­seum and Tuck­a­hoe Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity, she served as pres­i­dent and char­i­ta­ble giv­ing chair­man of the Women’s Club of Caro­line County. She also has vol­un­teered for Neigh­bors United to Serve and served as a di­rec­tor of the Women and Girls Fund.

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Jim and Pat Bradley of Lon­don­derry in Eas­ton were two of 50 hon­orees in­ducted into The Mary­land Se­nior Cit­i­zens Hall of Fame for 2017.

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