CASA of CGS names Paul Ritter a Community Superhero!

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CASA of CGS loves to recognize individuals who put forth extra effort to improve our community. Paul Ritter, President & CEO of The Cumberland Insurance Group located in Bridgeton has proven time and time again of his willingness to give back to his community. Paul also serves the community as the Deputy Mayor of Hopewell Township, is a member of the Inspira Hospital Board, the Board of Trustees of the Cumberland County Historical Society, Bridgeton Rotary Club and Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce.This past Christmas, with no hesitation, The Cumberland Insurance Group held an Angel tree to benefit our CASA children and helped bring in gifts for over 50 kids! They also participated in our “Go Blue” Campaign this past April for Child Abuse Prevention month. He says, “Participating in the “Go Blue” campaign and the Angel Tree created additional awareness of this issue for our staff and customers.” In addition to helping CASA of Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties, The Cumberland Insurance Group provides resources to support efforts to improve our local community. Cumberland also supports Code Blue which provides assistance to the homeless, meal programs at The Good Shepherd Dinning Room, Meals on Wheels of Cumberland and Salem County, and many other organizations and projects in our area. They also fund several scholarships for college students at Cumberland County College and Rowan University.

Paul tells us, “I believe that children are our future and that they deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential. Child abuse can prevent children from reaching their full potential and I think it is everyone’s responsibility to prevent it from happening. I believe CASA provides a vital service for our area youth that everyone should support.” In regards to what he would love to see improved in his community, “I would like to see more activities provided to local students introducing them to and helping them to explore various career options so that they can establish career paths.”

Another topic we touched base on was effective ways in dealing with bullying. He tells us, “The best way to deal with bullying in schools is by forming discussion groups with the students to address this issue directly and build awareness among the students.”

Every child needs a hero, but abused children need superheroes. With that said, we always like to ask our community superhero who their favorite superhero is and why. “My favorite superhero is Spider-Man because he uses his unique gifts to help others.”

Do you know of a Community Superhero?

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