Recognizing Those Who Go "Above and Beyond"
Posted by Councilmember Englander on December 01, 2017 at 4:02 PM
On Thursday, my office congratulated Eric Galloway, a former resident of the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission, as he received a scholarship from the Granada Hills Rotary Club. This scholarship will allow Eric to attend the Friedman College of Locksmithing and help him reach his life goals of owning his own auto body shop, construction, or plumbing company.
Eric was also recently awarded the Above and Beyond Award from the Rescue Mission for his dedicated service at the shelter. Being involved in the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission has encouraged Eric to be more responsible, focused, and to continually strive for personal growth and education. He believes accountability leads to a positive and successful life.
Eric came from a low income family but chose not to let that be an obstacle in achieving his goals. A cancer diagnosis at a young age forced him to stop going to school, but he always dreamed of continuing his education.
He dreams of providing a better future for his four beautiful children and to raise them in a way that will empower them to achieve success. Eric hopes to be someone his children can be proud of and serve as an inspiration to our community.
Thank you to the Granada Hills Rotary Club, Friedman College, the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission and everyone that has helped Eric and his family achieve their dreams.
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