The Disabilities Advisory Board presented this year’s 2021 Disability Service Awards to those who’ve gone above and beyond to serve WeHo’s disabled community.
At their meeting Wednesday night, City Councilmember Lindsey Horvath opened the presentation by thanking the board for their service during the pandemic.
She and Boardmember David Nash presented the Lovedy Brydon Differently Abled Individual Award to David Kruskall, who works as an Independent Living Specialist at the WeHo Disability Resource Center.
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“In his role he consistently goes the extra mile,” Horvath said.
“I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your service,” said Nash. “You helped me connect to the world of assisted technology.”
Kruskall spoke about the rewards of his position during his acceptance speech.
“This position has changed my life for the better,” Kruskall said.
As she presented the Business Award, Myra “Mikie” Friedman thanked the staff at CVS for their work mailing out prescriptions to homebound patients during the pandemic at no extra cost.
The Media Award was given to the acclaimed film Not Going Quietly.
Step On Second, which delivers compassionate support to people experiencing serious mental health illness and chronic homelessness, received the Nonprofit Award.