Lancaster Mom and Daughter are Hometown Bank’s Everyday Hometown Heroes for May
OXFORD, MA – Hometown Bank’s Everyday Hometown Heroes for the month of May are more than just two major contributors to the Lancaster and Clinton communities. Jenny Delorey McNamara and her daughter Alexandria Violet Delorey are family, and that is what makes their dedication to serving others so unique.
Mrs. McNamara, who works as the business operations manager at Clinton’s Museum of Russian Icons and Gallery of African Art, has worked tirelessly to bring more business to her local area through her involvement in the Discover Clinton committee. Jenny’s nominator said “if there is a need within her community, Jenny is right there to assist in whatever way she can.” This is evident in her work with the CARE Food Pantry, the Clinton Rotary Club, The Item Appeal, the Lancaster Cultural Council and Growing Places Garden Project, all the while attending to her principal job as mother to 12-year old Alexandria, who has clearly followed in her mother’s footsteps.
Alexandria, known locally as Ali, is a sixth grader at Clinton Middle School who, over the past four years, has raised over $2,000 for The Item Appeal, CARE Food Pantry, The Memorial Hospital NICU, and Brody Burton, a young boy from Clinton who was battling cancer. Along with running a lemonade stand and donating the money she earns from chores, Ali has created and sold “Keep Kicking Butt Liam Raymond” bracelets for her baby cousin as a fundraiser for the Memorial Hospital neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. Ali conducts all of her fundraising activity under the name “Alexandria Cares,” which she hopes will one day become its own 501c3 organization.
Ali has contributed so much, at such a young age, and the positive impact of her efforts has been felt by many. While her mom is in awe of all of the things Ali has accomplished in the Lancaster and Clinton communities, Mrs. McNamara herself continues to be a role model to both her daughter and the rest of the community, paving the way with kindness for others to follow. Together, Jenny and Ali are an incredible team dedicated to helping others.
A donation of $100 has been made to The Item Appeal in honor of the mother/daughter honorees.
Each month during 2014, Hometown Bank’s 125th anniversary year, we will select one individual to recognize as that month's Everyday Hometown Hero. Hometown Bank will present the honoree with a check in the amount of $100 and will make a $100 donation to the local, non-profit organization chosen by the honoree. Our Everyday Hometown Hero may be anyone who is recognized by his or her community as indispensable because of the contributions they have made and continue to make. We are especially interested in identifying those individuals who work behind the scenes without much recognition, but who do so much in their own quiet way. Do you have someone in mind who you think should be recognized as an Everyday Hometown Hero? Visit our website at www.hometowncoop.com for a link to the online nomination form.