(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E748]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []



                           HON. LOIS FRANKEL

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Ms. FRANKEL of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate 
Noreen Salah Burpee on winning the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Ms. 
Burpee is an outstanding member of our community, and I am proud to 
represent her in Florida's 22nd District.
  The Ellis Island Medal of Honor recognizes American immigrants who 
make extraordinary contributions to the community, and Ms. Burpee has 
certainly earned this distinction. As the executive director of The 
Salah Foundation, she helps distribute millions of dollars to small 
nonprofits nationwide, while helping those nonprofits maximize their 
funds and fulfill their missions. Many of the Salah Foundation's 
beneficiaries are right here in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. For 
example, she worked with nonprofit Broward Health Systems, helping them 
mobilize more than $1 million to improve cancer-treatment facilities 
and marketing efforts.
  In honor of her Ellis Island Medal of Honor, I am proud to recognize 
Noreen Salah Burpee for her amazing achievements and wish her continued 
success in her endeavors.