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Passion into Action – Unsung Essential Workers

     The organizers of the Concerned Citizens of the Unsung Essential Workers focus group are Hortencia Owens, Rosemary Closson, and June Robinson. As members of the focus group  continued to grow, the idea came out of a article written by Hortencia Owens asking the question – Where are the tributes, parades, handclapping, candle lighting, and songs for our environmental employees, i.e. housekeepers, cafeteria workers, and custodians? “We therefore wrote letters and made phone calls to Environmental Directors of area hospitals, re-commending that they recognize their workers in a special way, and we received positive responses for our efforts,” says Hortencia Owens. […]