Each month, Columbus Radio Station WSNY 94.7 Sunny 95 partners with CME Federal Credit Union to recognize a Central Ohio community member as a Hometown Hero.
This month’s Hometown Hero, David Knechtly, was nominated by Mount Gilead Mayor Mike Porter.
Andre Friederich, event director from Sunny 95 and President and CEO of CME Federal Credit Union, Jim Riederer recognized David Knechtly for his work with the Morrow County Habitat for Humanity. Knechtly is the past president and was a vital part of the 14 homes that Habitat for Humanity built.
“On behalf of CME and Sunny 95 we would like to present you with this token of our appreciation,” said Riederer.
In addition to being presented with a plaque, a photo and article will appear on the station’s website, sunny95.com, as well as localhometownhero.com which will stay online for the duration of the Hometown Hero program. Knechtly will also be featured in a 60 second commercial which can be heard on Sunny 95 during the month of November.
Porter shared that he has worked with Knechtly for many years and felt that the things he has done with Habitat for Humanity as well as assisting in refurbishing safety town with his son as part of his son’s Eagle Scout project and his efforts with the local Methodist Church, were just a few reasons he felt Knechtly deserved the honor.
When asked if he was surprised, Knechtly replied, “I was very surprised. I never even thought about it. It feels good, it isn’t why I do it but it is nice to be recognized.” He continued, “I couldn’t have done what I do without the support of my wife Deb.” His wife was working and could not attend the presentation but his mother Anna Mae was present. “He is a good son,” she shared.
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