American Construction Honors Local Teens For Heroic Rescue Of 9-Year-Old Girl From Dog Attack | Business
CHERRY HILL, NJ–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 15, 2022–
American Construction recently honored three local teenagers who saved a 9-year-old girl from a dog attack at an area park, providing young heroes with courtside seats for a Philadelphia 76ers game.
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The American Construction team (Cherry Hill, New Jersey www.amconstruct.com) at the game with the young heroes of South Jersey! (Photo: BusinessWire)
The Cherry Hill, NJ-based roofing, siding and window company also donated $1,000 to the girl’s mother to help offset medical bills and other costs.
“As a family business rooted in our local community, we wanted to do something special to recognize these three young men for their heroic efforts,” said Chris Bruner, co-owner of American Construction with his wife Jessica Curro-Bruner and their business partner Greg Dobkin. “Their quick action saved a little girl, and we thought it was important to show them how grateful the whole community is for what they did.”
Jamel Alvarez, 17, and Billy Jackson, 18, both of Pennsauken, NJ and Jason Marte, 19, of Camden, NJ were driving near the park when they saw what they initially thought was a little girl playing with a dog.
However, they quickly realized that the girl, Toni Diaz, was under attack and couldn’t escape.
Responding to Toni’s cries for help, the trio put their own safety aside, jumped out of the car and sprinted to her aid. Together they were able to snatch the dog from the girl and get her to safety, put her in their car and drive her to her aunt’s house nearby. She was then taken to hospital where she received several stitches and was treated for multiple bites and scratches.
“As parents of young children, Chris and I were extremely moved that these young men put their own lives on the line to save this little girl,” Curro-Bruner said. “They remind us that there are good people in the world, and we wanted to acknowledge that.”
For their part, the teenagers say they didn’t think twice when they realized the little girl was in trouble, and while they’re grateful for the recognition, it wasn’t expected.
“When American Construction contacted us and offered to take us to a Sixers game, we were blown away,” Jackson said. “We just did what was right, but we are happy to be appreciated and thank American Construction for all the experience in the field.”
Erika Rivera, Toni’s mother, called the teenagers heroes and thanked American Construction for honoring them and for donating $1,000 to help offset the cost of Toni’s medical care and other expenses.
“These teenagers saved my daughter’s life,” Rivera said. “I’m grateful to American Construction for honoring them and incredibly grateful for their generous donation, which certainly came as a nice surprise.”
About American Build
Based in Cherry Hill, NJ, American Construction is one of the most trusted roofing, siding and window contractors in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area. Family-owned and operated, American Construction offers free, no-obligation roof inspections and estimates; roofing, siding and window installations, and commercial roofing maintenance and services. For more information, visit https://amconstruct.com/.
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