From little acts of kindness to large community service projects, people have the power to make a positive difference. For the past several weeks, KOMO 4 and Black Hills Home Services have highlighted the heroes in local communities who have gone the extra mile to help those around them. It's all been part of the "Not All Superheroes Wear Capes" contest, which has rewarded the heroes you've nominated with $1,000 and some recognition right here on Seattle Refined.
Here's another shoutout to the contest winners, and hopefully this will encourage everyone to continue the good work they've been doing to make positive changes in their communities.
Week 1 winner: Wendy Beldin
Beldin, the assistant principal at Elma High School, was nominated for going above and beyond for students during the COVID-19 pandemic. She delivered food and homework, transported students to tutoring sessions, developed a program to assist students who were learning remotely, and set up drive-thru systems where students could pick up laptops and any belongings left behind at school. Her leadership and positive attitude helped students and staff through the tumultuous times of the pandemic, and her work was a huge part of others' educational success.
Week 2 winner: Heather Macey
Macey, a fourth-grade teacher at Meridian Elementary School, found a way to evolve her education style during the COVID-19 pandemic while balancing life at home with her husband and three kids. She organized meal deliveries to families who were in need at her school.
Week 3 winner: Cindy Buchanan
Buchanan founded a non-profit called Whidbey Island Angels during the COVID-19 pandemic. The non-profit operates solely on sponsorships and donations, providing food and delivering it to about 50 families per week.
Week 4 winner: Marion Wagner
Wagner was nominated for being an incredible volunteer for pets in Clallam County. She mainly helps with trapping/neutering or spaying/releasing feral cats and works in the Spay to Save program, which is a low-cost sterilization program for pets.
Week 5 winner: Bruce Rohrbough
Rohrbough was nominated for leading by example on the Incident Management Team for Thurston County in response to COVID-19. He's the strong, silent type who never complains and steps up to do the jobs that no one else wants to do. He has served as Logistics Section Chief, ordering the supplies necessary to run mass vaccination clinics while continuing to do his normal job. In addition, he has volunteered to work a 12-hour day on weekends at a mass vaccination clinic because of understaffing. His can-do and humble attitude has been greatly appreciated during the pandemic.
Speaking of making a positive impact in the community, the team at Black Hills Home Services is dedicated to helping you with whatever you need in your home. From air conditioning and heating to air quality to electrical and plumbing projects, Black Hills Home Services wants you to feel comfortable and happy where you live. Since 1993, they've been using quality parts and hiring industry professionals who can deliver top-notch service. Call them today to get started on:
- AC repair, maintenance, and installation
- Heater repair, maintenance, and installation
- Air duct cleaning
- Electrical panels and rewiring
- Generator installation
- Plumbing maintenance
- Water heater repair and installation
Let someone from Black Hills Home Services save the day with super service in every way! And remember, with or without the Not All Superheroes Wear Capes contest, it's up to you to make a difference in your community, at your job, in your home, or through volunteering. Every little bit counts, and you never know when someone else is watching who might reward you for what you're doing!
If you have a home project that you need a professional to do, don't hesitate to call Black Hills Home Services at 888-579-5905. You can also visit them online at blackhillsinc.com.