RIDLEY TOWNSHIP >> The commissioners honored two township residents at their January meeting who have given much to many.
The honorees were Matt Tyson and Merrit V. Herr-Neckar, each of whom received resolutions from commissioners Tom Donahue and Steve Bidoli,
Tyson, 24, began an annual Christmas toy drive for the young patients at Childrens' Hospital of Philadelphia 13 years ago called Matt's Toy Drive. He
The resolution reads: "Now therefore be it resolved, that the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Ridley hereby acknowledge and salute Matt
Herr-Neckar retired as an EMT at the end of 2019 after more than 50 years with various fire and EMT organizations throughout Delaware County. He
"Whereas, our community is appreciative of Merrit's lifetime of public service and commitment as he faithfully served in these selfless and distinguished
"You are a great role model for the young people who are EMTs," Willert said to Herr-Neckar. "Where ever I went in Ridley Township, you were
Willert said the two honorees bring honor to the township.
The resolutions will be recorded in the official minutes of the township and copies were presented to each honoree.