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Encore Community Services Honors President Short

On Tuesday, May 25, 2004, International President Thomas C. Short was presented with one of this year’s three Annual Heart to Heart Awards, a benefit reception held in New York City. Awards were also presented to Irving Cheskin of The League of American Theatres and Producers and George Stonbely of Clear Channel/Spectacolor.

Also in attendance at the reception were General Secretary- Treasurer James B. Wood, International Vice Presidents Matthew D. Loeb and Brian J. Lawlor, Assistant to the President Deborah A. Reid, International Representative Dan Mahoney and representatives of various New York area local unions.  

Encore Community Services is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering programs and services to many elderly men and women who reside in the famous midtown theater district.  Encore is dedicated to assisting these people with their daily needs in an effort to improve their quality of life and to help them live with dignity and independence in their own community.  Since 1977, Encore has grown into a multi-purpose, nonsectarian agency providing a comprehensive array of programs and services annually, including 82,750 on-site congregate meals, 46,250 hot meals to shut-ins, 41,600 weekend meals, social services, health and recreational programs, specialized supportive services, and an SRO-style supportive housing at its Encore 49 Residence for homeless seniors with special needs.

To demonstrate our support for the extraordinary work of Encore Community Services (known to many as “Broadway’s Longest Running Act of Loving Care”), the IATSE has participated in Encore’s Annual Heart to Heart Awards Benefit reception for several years.

Founded in 1977, Encore provides congregate, home-delivered and weekend meals, recreational and educational activities, health and social services, shopping and escort assistance, benefit and entitlement counseling, crisis intervention, friendly visiting and supportive housing.  These services are provided at the Encore 49 Residence and the Encore Senior Center located at St.  Malachy’s Actors’ Chapel.  Encore is also developing a new housing facility for very low-income seniors to be called the Encore West Residence, located on Tenth Avenue and 51st Street.

To learn more, please visit Encore’s website at: