Volunteer of the year

CAPE MAY - Beth Montemurno was named the 2014 Volunteer of the Year at Cape Regional Medical Center during a luncheon celebrating National Healthcare Volunteer Week April 7 at the Grand Hotel.

Since joining Cape Regional Medical Center as a volunteer in 2009, Montemurno has provided 1,000 hours of service. She has been trained as a desk reception volunteer, baby cuddler, pet therapy volunteer, errand volunteer, silver spoons (patient feeder) volunteer and surgical waiting area volunteer.

Montemurno and her husband, Frank, live in Cape May Court House.

Hospital volunteers Mary Maher and Nat Raimondo, of Villas, were both welcomed into the "5 & 20" Club. The designation salutes volunteers for performing more than 5,000 service hours or a length of service totaling 20 years.

Anhone interested in volunteering at the hospital can call Julie Paolella, Director of Volunteer Services at 609-463-2367.

Beach cleanup

SEA ISLE CITY - Individuals, families, civic originations, scout troops and other eco-minded volunteers are needed for Sea Isle City's 2014 Spring Beach Clean-Up 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, or rain date Sunday. Hosted by the Sea Isle City Environmental Commission, volunteers will gather debris from the shoreline and plant 1,000 bay berry and beach plumb seedlings.

Volunteers will document what type of debris is collected. That data will be sent to the Clean Ocean Action group, where it will be compiled with similar information from other shore communities in order to identify possible pollution issues.

After the beach clean-up, there will be a complementary buffet luncheon at Mike's Seafood Market and Dockside Restaurant in Fish Alley, provided by owner Mike Monichetti and his family.

No pre-registration is required. Participants can register on the morning of the event at JFK Boulevard and the Promenade, where Environmental Commission members will distribute supplies and tickets for the luncheon. For additional information, call 609-263-2081 or visit seaislecitynj.us.

Home Depot donation

ATLANTIC CITY - The Home Depot Foundation has awarded $5,000 to Atlantic City Long Term Recovery Group. This donation will be used to continue the group's Hurricane Sandy disaster rebuilding efforts with a focus on aiding veterans and their families.

"The Home Depot has always been a supportive partner of the Atlantic City Long Term Recovery Group. We have had access to The Home Depot since the day of the storm and they continue to be a reliable and invaluable resource," said Alvin Taliaferro, Jr., Construction Manager at the group.

Car seats donated

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Members of Xi Beta Pi, a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International Women's Group, recently delivered five brand-new car seats to the Maternal and Child Health Department at Cape Regional Medical Center.

"We are very pleased to make our annual delivery of car seats to Cape Regional Medical Center," Day said. "This is our way of showing our appreciation to the staff at Cape Regional's Maternity Department and to make sure that every family has a brand-new, state-of-the-art car seat to transport their newborn home."

This is the 20th year the group has donated seats to the hospital.

Janney Linwood Supports JFS

The Linwood office of Janney Montgomery Scott, led by Branch Manager Steve Marchel, announced a multi-year commitment to Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties as a builder donor.

"We are always looking for ways to give back and make a difference in the community," said Marchel. "JFS offers a broad spectrum of services which allows our contribution to help a variety of community members in need of assistance and support."

Builder donors make a commitment of $5,000. In addition to the monetary support, Marchel's branch will host a baseball cap collection throughout the summer to be donated to area homeless. These hats will be distributed during the annual Project Homeless Connect event in August at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission.