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Hometown Heroes

Bogin, Munns & Munns and WCJB TV20 believe that community matters, and so we’ve teamed up to celebrate our Hometown Heroes!  Each month, BMM & WCJB recognize one person whose impact is making North Central Florida a better place to live.
Our Hometown Heroes are nominated by you!  If you know someone making a difference in North Central Florida, click the link below.  Tune in to WCJB TV20’s morning edition on the 1st Tuesday of each month to see who’s named our next Hometown Hero!

Nominate your pick for hometown hero here!

HOMETOWN-HEROES
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This month’s

Hometown Hero!

Hank Whittier

Hank Whittier –
Veterans Helping Veterans

A former U.S. Marine, Hank Whittier is the Executive Director of Veterans Helping Veterans USA.  A North-Central Florida non-profit organization, Veterans Helping Veterans USA helps Veterans access all of the resources they need.
The staff describes Whittier as a motivator and an inspiration.  They say he understands the hardships Veterans face and that he truly cares about their suffering.
“Hank always knew a lot of people so he could just seem to get things done. He’s got a great personality, he loves to tell a joke and he loves to help people this is what kind of makes him tick,” says Veterans Helping Veterans USA Office Manager, Gary Pascale.
Jinky Diaz, a Loan Officer for Caliber Home Loans and Board Member at Veterans Helping Veterans, says, “His heart is really into the veterans and their families… I’m here every day and I see what happens in this building, truly he is one of the kindest person I’ve ever met.”
To get more information on Veterans Helping Veterans USA, Inc., click here.
Hometown Heroes

Previous Months’ Heroes

Sabreina Williams – Empowering Local Women & Girls

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Ron Cadle – Hooked on Heroes

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Ryan, Kait & McKenzie Gray – McKenzie’s Moment

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Dennis Pollard – RMHC NCF

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Bill & Verna Brown – The Children’s Table

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Ronna Jackson – Blessing Buckets with the American Legion

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