PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Phillies honored community heroes on Monday night with a special salute. One local organization received a “game-changing,” salute from the team.
“We rely 100 percent on donations like this,” Sunny Longordo said. Longordo is a member of the Garden State Underwater Recovery Rescue and the $10,000 grant, her group received from the Phillies on Monday, will go a long way to aiding the effort.READ MORE: Some Philadelphia Residents Facing Fines For Piled Up Curbside Trash As Pickups Delayed
The members of the group dive when other won’t, or can’t.
“We love to dive,” Longordo said.READ MORE: Sixers Force Game 7 With Gritty Road Win Over Hawks
On January 3, a volunteer with Garden State recovered the body of Shane Montgomery in the Schuylkill River. The 21-year-old disappeared Thanksgiving morning 2014.
The Phillies thought the group of volunteers deserved some recognition and some much needed financial support. The team presented them with the $10,000 grant at their charities holiday giving party.MORE NEWS: Police Searching For Dirt Bike-Riding Suspect In West Philadelphia Deadly Shooting
The divers pick up searches after police and rescue divers have to move on, sometimes leaving family members no one to turn to find their loved ones.