King Township celebrates 'hometown heroes'

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Do you know a person, organization or business that has made a positive contribution to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, King Township wants to hear about them.

That’s the idea behind the Hometown Heroes campaign that King Township launched last week, during National Volunteer Week.

“It’s been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic turned our world upside down. We’ve had to change and adapt to this new world in countless ways,” said King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “Despite all the negative things the pandemic has caused there are many things that have not changed in King Township. Our sense of community, volunteer spirit and willingness to help the most vulnerable.”

Over the last year we have seen and heard about tremendous acts of kindness and heroism. King wants to hear more of these stories.

If you know person, organization or business that has made a positive difference in the community during the pandemic, please describe them in a short, 15-second video.

Creating and submitting your Hometown Hero video is easy.

Start your video with a right elbow bump (like a physically distanced handshake). Tell us who your Hometown Hero is and what they have done to make the community a better place during the COVID-19 pandemic in less than 15 seconds. Finish your video with a left elbow bump.

You can watch an example video to see what it looks like at www.king.ca/hometownheroes. You can also find tips to ensure your video looks and sounds as good as possible as well as how to submit them.

The deadline to submit your video is 5 p.m. on Friday, May 7.

The best videos will be shared with the public later this year. “Help us celebrate our Hometown Heroes and stay safe.”

Mark Pavilons, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, King Weekly Sentinel