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Newsmaker: Towanda Young

Mark Kanny
| Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:51 p.m
Towanda Young, 51, of Lawrenceville received the the Joyce Rothermel Peace & Social Justice Award from the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Noteworthy: The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank presented Young, coordinator of the Morningside Church of God in Christ food pantry, with the Joyce Rothermel Peace & Social Justice Award. The award recognizes someone who helps feed the needy and promotes social justice.

Age: 51

Residence: Lawrenceville

Family: Sons, Tarone Thomas, 28, and Terrance Young, 22

Occupation: Payroll representative for UPMC

Background: Mentor and youth leader at Morningside Church

Education: Graduate of Oliver High School, 1982; received communications certifications from the former Connelley Trade School and the former Duff’s Business Institute.

Quote: “I feel really blessed that somebody would see my qualities and see the time I take for needy people and want to give back to someone who is need.”

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