Millville Chamber of Commerce Selects "Outstanding Citizen"

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The Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce announced that Linda Green has been selected as their “Outstanding Citizen” recipient for January.
Green has been involved with church and community service since she was a teenager in Fairton. Even while attending Atlantic Community College, having three children, and working as a medical technologist for some 40 years, she still found time time to help others.
She became active in the First Presbyterian Church in 1995, serving on the Board of Deacons, teaching Sunday School and participating in the outreach program, F.I.S.H., which delivered food to the needy.
Recently Green became president of  Millville Woman’s Club. Jane Christy, a former president and a recipient of the Chamber’s Pride in Millville award, describes Green as an energetic leader who has initiated a number of successful projects.
“The women are wonderful about helping,” said Green. She pointed out that the fund-raisers have made it possible to make some very needed repairs on the clubhouse and property, as well as to continue contributing to many worthwhile projects, including the state project of the N.J. Federation of Women’s Clubs, which is raising money for the National Alliance for Mental Illness.
Green credits her mother and her church, the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Bridgeton, with her deep commitment to serving others.
She also serves the community in a variety of ways including being a Big Sister for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Cumberland and Salem Counties, a volunteer at Mount Pleasant School and the Cumberland County SPCA, a community service leader, and a youth leader at the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Through the church, she is working on a project called “God’s Closet, a national nonprofit organization that provides free clothes to children.
“I hope to open in May at the church and will be contacting other churches in the area to join our efforts in supporting the needy children in our community by donating clothing and volunteering,” she said.
The purpose of the Outstanding Citizen Award is to recognize individuals in the Greater Millville community that day in and day out do good things for others for the greater good of the community.
The Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce will honor Green at their luncheon on Wednesday, January 14th at the New Jersey Motorsports Park.
The  luncheon begins at 11:30 am and costs $20 to attend with a reservation and $25 at the door without one. Reservations are required by Friday, January 9th and can be made by calling 856.825.2600.