Brunswick Memorial Home wins OGR’s Community Service Award

This makes a record four times Brunswick has been selected as the recipient of this award.

INDIANAPOLIS (April 30, 2021) – The Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) is proud to announce that Brunswick Memorial Home in East Brunswick, New Jersey, has been awarded the 2021 Golden Rule Community Service Award.

OGR is the world’s leading professional association dedicated to making independent funeral homes exceptional. The Golden Rule Community Service Award is awarded in recognition of a funeral home’s outstanding community service as demonstrated by activities benefiting local organizations or community events.

The Brunswick Memorials Care Team used social media to get their message across as they worked to help their community adjust and get through the changes brought on by COVID-19. Those who could help or needed help filled out a form accordingly, and the Brunswick team matched those in need with those who could help during the initial wave of the pandemic in the United States from April - June 2020.

As a thank-you to staff for their extra work, the company purchased lunch for them every day they worked during this time. They engaged in good conversation with everyone they helped in an attempt to raise their spirits. They continued to serve their families throughout the pandemic to the fullest of their abilities and what the law permitted.

“It’s this type of work that helps bring communities together, and it’s OGR member firms like Brunswick Memorial Home that embrace and encourage community involvement year-round,” said Wendy King, OGR’s executive director.

Brunswick won the Golden Rule Community Service Award last year as well, the first time in the award’s 13-year history that the same funeral home has been selected in back-to-back years. It was Brunswick’s fourth win overall, with previous recognitions in 2020, 2014 and 2010. No other funeral home has won more than twice.

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About the Order of the Golden Rule

Founded in 1928, OGR is an association of independently owned and operated funeral homes throughout North America and overseas that share common goals of exemplary service, uncompromising care and compassion to families in their time of need. For more information, visit

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