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May 14, 2022 09:06:09   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
A UPS driver in my general area has received an award of $7500 for his heroics during Hurricane Ida. He saved 8 people from drowning. Maybe I'm just fortunate, but the UPS driver who services my location is just fabulous!! (The heroic one is not my driver, but he is terrific too!!)

This article is from a local internet newspaper called the Bridgewater Patch.
"Bridgewater UPS Driver Honored For Heroism, Saving 8 During Ida Flood
Nicholas Dirla of Bridgewater was chosen out of about 300 applicants and was awarded along with 10 others on May 6.

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Nick Dirla, a UPS driver from Bridgewater, received the Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award for his heroism in saving eight people's lives during Hurricane Ida.

Dirla was chosen out of about 300 applicants and was awarded along with 10 others on May 9 at the ceremony at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Dirla received a $7,500 award for his heroism.

Russ Berrie has been honoring people in New Jersey who make a difference or have done a heroic act since 1997.

"Our communities need more heroes – good-hearted people with an innate kindness – who give all of who they are to tackle problems others hesitate to attempt, " said Angelica Berrie, President, Russell Berrie Foundation. "From activists fighting injustice and systemic inequities, to neighbors helping neighbors struggling with basic needs, the remarkable individuals we honor this year have taken action to be the change we need to see in this world."

Dirla, a Bridgewater-Raritan High School graduate who was voted class clown, had just started his new job with UPS three months before Ida hit. He had gotten stuck in the floodwaters but stayed clam and was able to rescue eight people and pull them into his truck on Sept. 1.


Dirla used his humor to keep everyone calm and guide them to safety that night."

Mark

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May 14, 2022 09:12:26   #
NJFrank Loc: New Jersey
 
Hero’s came in all sizes sex’s and occupations. No cape is necessary.

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May 14, 2022 09:12:42   #
Dannj
 
Always enjoy a successful class clown story!
Well done, Mr. Diria👍

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May 14, 2022 09:23:23   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
NJFrank wrote:
Hero’s came in all sizes sex’s and occupations. No cape is necessary.


You bet, Frank!!
Mark

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May 14, 2022 11:49:28   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Good news! We have a different driver - and different delivery time - every day now. Too bad.

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May 15, 2022 16:44:11   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 

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May 15, 2022 16:57:54   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
yssirk123 wrote:


Thanks, Bill!
Mark

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May 15, 2022 21:39:12   #
BrianFlaherty Loc: Wilseyville, CA
 
markngolf wrote:
A UPS driver in my general area has received an award of $7500 for his heroics during Hurricane Ida. He saved 8 people from drowning. Maybe I'm just fortunate, but the UPS driver who services my location is just fabulous!! (The heroic one is not my driver, but he is terrific too!!)

This article is from a local internet newspaper called the Bridgewater Patch.
"Bridgewater UPS Driver Honored For Heroism, Saving 8 During Ida Flood
Nicholas Dirla of Bridgewater was chosen out of about 300 applicants and was awarded along with 10 others on May 6.

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Nick Dirla, a UPS driver from Bridgewater, received the Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award for his heroism in saving eight people's lives during Hurricane Ida.

Dirla was chosen out of about 300 applicants and was awarded along with 10 others on May 9 at the ceremony at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Dirla received a $7,500 award for his heroism.

Russ Berrie has been honoring people in New Jersey who make a difference or have done a heroic act since 1997.

"Our communities need more heroes – good-hearted people with an innate kindness – who give all of who they are to tackle problems others hesitate to attempt, " said Angelica Berrie, President, Russell Berrie Foundation. "From activists fighting injustice and systemic inequities, to neighbors helping neighbors struggling with basic needs, the remarkable individuals we honor this year have taken action to be the change we need to see in this world."

Dirla, a Bridgewater-Raritan High School graduate who was voted class clown, had just started his new job with UPS three months before Ida hit. He had gotten stuck in the floodwaters but stayed clam and was able to rescue eight people and pull them into his truck on Sept. 1.


Dirla used his humor to keep everyone calm and guide them to safety that night."

Mark
A UPS driver in my general area has received an aw... (show quote)

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Mark: I have one question. . Were they delivered to the correct address? <smile>

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May 15, 2022 22:11:45   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
BrianFlaherty wrote:
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Mark: I have one question. . Were they delivered to the correct address? <smile>


Absolutely!

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