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Yardist provides a variety of landscaping services to residential and small business owners in Lakewood, Rocky River, Bay Village, Westlake, Avon, Avon Lake and neighboring communities. (Lakewood Observer)Feb 3, 2016
Father who created foundation for slain daughter had 'heart of gold'
Gardens High School softball star who was murdered in 2007.
Barbara Buckley said they were married for 43 years after meeting in their hometown of Avon Lake, Ohio while she was in high school. After retiring from marketing, Tory spent much of his time working with the foundation, she said.
“Tory was very active with the city and all the people in it. He loved everybody,” she said.
When he wasn’t volunteering, he was deep water fishing with his buddies in the Bahamas, Keys and elsewhere. That was his passion, she said.
Mayor Eric Jablin described Tory Buckley as a “real man’s man,” a community leader and friend whom he’s known since he was first elected to City Council in 1992. Buckley was a fierce advocate for kids and recreation, he said.
When he spoke in front of City Council, he could be “quite imposing,” Jablin said. It was obvious his heart was in the right place by the time he finished his first paragraph.
“We all knew that behind that bluster was a heart of gold, and the reason he was so passionate was because he really cared about what he was advocating,” Jablin said.
He served as president of the Palm Beach Gardens Youth Athletic Association and chairman of the city’s Parks & Recreation Advisory Board for years.
Palm Beach Gardens plans to rename Field 2 at Lake Catherine Park after him at a dedication 6 p.m. Feb. 5, the opening night of softball season. A pair of palm trees — which he loved — will adorn each side of the scoreboard, Deputy City Manager Jack Doughney said.
Doughney recalled Tory Buckley’s “high energy” and determination, whether he was coordinating the use of fields at Lake Catherine or organizing elite softball tournaments.
“It was ‘Full steam ahead. Let’s get the job done,’” Doughney said. “It was all about the kids with him.”
The city and the Give a Smile t... (MyPalmBeachPost)Feb 3, 2016
Village Project helps feed cancer patients and their families
So that means on that day, 135 meals went out of our kitchen.”
While the Village Project originally served only Bay Village, Avon Lake, Rocky River and Westlake have been added to its service area. Clients receive food for 12 weeks for free. After that, if they would like to continue, they are asked to donate cash if they can.
“If they can, great. If they can’t, we will continue to feed them,” Harrell says.
Supporting the effort
A few generous donors helped with seed money to start the Village Project, and fundraising efforts helped the organization net money to purchase food.
“The first year, 75 percent of our money came from individuals,” Harrell says. “Now it has changed a little bit; we are receiving help from more foundations.”
Harrell particularly appreciates support from the Community West Foundation.
“I just applied for our third grant,” she says. “They gave us $15,000 the first year, then $20,000, and this year we applied for a little bit more.”
Project Pedal, a multigenerational charitable ride through Bay Village, raised $25,000 in its first year. Volunteers, including high school students, helped develop the project. Another drive is Project Leaf, in which students offer to rake residents’ leaves for donations.
As for what’s next, Harrell says demand is ever-increasing, and the organizations facilities are being maxed out. The number of clients has grown 400 percent since the organization began.
“Our capacity is 50 meals because we have a soup kettle that only holds that many servings,” she says. “So what do we do? We cook four days a week. That eliminates the need to expand the facilities and add equipment.”
Interview by Dustin Klein [email protected]
How to reach: Village Project, (440) 348-9401 or www.ourvillageproject.com
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Jessica Long Leads 2016 U.S. Paralympic Swimming National Team Announcement
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USA Paralympics contributed this report.