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COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS HELPING HANDS & HEALING HEARTS LUNCHEON Community Solutions’ 14th Annual Helping Hands & Healing Hearts luncheon was held on March 17th at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center. Attendees enjoyed a champagne reception, luncheon and raffle. This year’s Helping Hand Award went to Morgan Hill Police Officer Melinda Zen for her compassion and commitment in caring for domestic violence survivors during their most vulnerable times. The Healing Heart Award was presented to a young survivor of domestic violence in recognition of her hard work and persistence in finding a new path in life. Proceeds benefitted Community Solutions’ programs for local children, families and individuals. Therese Martin, Sponsor & Emcee Healing Hearts Recipient with Perla Flores Erin O’Brian & Saozinha Restoric GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN MAY/JUNE 2017 Helping Hands Recipient Melinda Zen 35