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Huntington Woods Resident Rick Tripp Receives 'Power of One' Award

The Tri-Community Coalition volunteer says if he can improve even one life, he knows he's made a difference.

Huntington Woods resident Rick Tripp, who recently received the Tri-Community Coalition's Power of One award, said the knowledge he can change even one life for the better is what drives him.

Huntington Woods City Commissioner Jules Olsman presented Tripp with the honor Friday during the coalition's annual Leadership Breakfast at Farina's Banquet Center in Berkley.

"We're all fortunate to count Rick as a friend and to be here this morning to laud his efforts and say thank you to him," said Olsman, who noted Tripp and his wife Margaret Tripp have lived for 43 years in Huntington Woods, where they raised their children.

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Tripp was recognized for his work as a volunteer with the Tri-Community Coalition, whose mission is to prevent and reduce substance use among young people in Berkley, Huntington Woods and Oak Park. to conduct its work.

"I love doing what I'm doing. I have a passion for the mission of the TCC," Tripp said Friday. "I love working with the kids and the schools.

"I know the chaos and destruction that drugs and alcohol can cause in a person's life," Tripp said, adding that if he can change just one person's life, he will have made a difference.

"He's a real inspiration," said Tripp's son, Mike Tripp of Huntington Woods, who was on hand to celebrate his father's award. "He's been active ever since I was a little kid doing the Optimist Club, the pancake breakfast, the Fourth of July bake-off – you name it, he's done it. It's been inspirational."

Last year's Power of One award winner was volunteer Beverley Barra of Berkley.

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colette October 09, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Thanks for all you do, Rick! The Huntington Woods P&R is consistently on the receiving end of your bolunteerism and we appreciate it immensely! July 4th Bake Off Chair, Daddy/Daddy Dance, pancake Breakfast, Hay Day & Family Night Food Crew, Pen Pal Program, Trip/Activity Participant and friend - we always look forward to your participation and assistance. Congrats!
Sue Brown October 09, 2012 at 10:39 AM
Congratulations to you Rick. You are an inspiration. Thank you for all you do.
Tracy Shanley October 09, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Congratulations Rick Tripp! I can't think of anyone more deserving of recognition for all he does for our community. Like Colette said - he is instrumental in the success of our HWP&R programs. We couldn't do it all without him! The world is a better place with Rick in it! Congratulations again! xo
Mike Tripp October 09, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Great job dad!

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