Hometown Heroes 2018: Praful (Paul) ThakkarLast Edited:
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.J.—Praful (Paul) Thakkar: You may know him as the owner of Todd’s News Agency, but as a board member of the Vineland Development Corporation since 2014, he has participated in discussions and planning to bring new businesses to the area.
He collected 5,000 signatures on a petition to keep the Progresso Plant open. As a Jersey Fresh board member, Paul has helped raise more than $23,000 for scholarships for students in the last three years. He has also volunteered with Friends of India Society on their festivals and events, and with Family Promise of Cumberland County and CompleteCare (current board member).
As a board member of Salvation Army, Paul has helped raise $42,000 to feed the hungry family through Project Thanksgiving.
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