2017 Heart of the Neighborhood Award
Sunday, October 22nd
1939 W. Venango Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Meridian Bank has been an essential part of Mercy Neighborhood Ministries’ financial stabilization since 2015. They have provided guidance in our endeavors and remain our largest supporters in the State of Pennsylvania EITC program. Meridian Bank strives for innovation by remaining close to their local roots and providing high quality personal service and customer access.
Dave Fisher is a retired Philadelphia Police Detective and a native of our Tioga-Nicetown neighborhood. His current work as the Greater Philadelphia Chapter President of the National Black Police has kept him tied to this community. Dave has kept our children off the streets as a little league baseball coach and has spread joy to our children through his annual collection of Christmas gifts.
Sister Corinne Ritchie, RSM (posthumous)
Sister Corinne’s life-long ministry was in elementary education as teacher and principal. Corinne was a loving, gracious, woman of mercy who cared deeply for her family, friends, faculty and students. Sister Corinne was instrumental to the development of Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc., where she served on our board for 8 years.