FayObserver.com – Volunteer honored for work with mentally ill

When Albert, “Bert” Bleakley retired as a refinery superintendent from Cargill, Inc. 17 years ago, he was a spry 72 years old. He could have slipped into obscurity and quietly enjoyed his retirement, but it wasn’t his style.

Instead, Bleakley continued to work as a consultant to Cargill for several more years, and began serving on the board of the Cumberland County Mental Health Center. He also became deeply involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Cumberland County, a grassroots support group for people who struggle with mental illness.

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