Community Champion Nominations
THANK YOU FOR YOUR NOMINATIONS!
At Homemakers, we are celebrating the heroes who strengthen our community.
Who has had an impact in your neighborhood? Has he or she been working at the food bank? Putting in the most hours at the animal shelter? Leading a youth group? Homemakers is helping those who help others by recognizing 18 community champions who will each receive one $1000 Homemakers gift card. Three community champions will be announced every week beginning in February until 18 have been recognized.
Read their stories below!
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MEET OUR COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS
Community Champion: Diana Keech
Nominated by: Donna Wendt
Diana is a co-chair of Scandinavian Days, an annual heritage event in Story City. She helped revitalize the event so the community could continue to celebrate a shared history. Diana volunteered countless hours to lead and manage the event. She is a huge support to her family and volunteers as a deacon in her church while also working full-time.
"Diana has given back so much more to her community than anyone can imagine. She helped bring back the spirit and tradition of our community which resulted in an economic boom. She has never sought any recognition for herself and is my own personal hero." – Donna Wendt
Community Champion: Michelle Vry
Nominated by: Amy Wormsley
Michelle and her husband Alan adopted a 60-year-old man with intellectual disabilities named Homer. With help from the organization Mosaic, Michelle and Alan have provided a loving home to Homer, who has been under state care for years.
"Michelle gave up her full-time job to give Homer a chance to experience life! He now has his own room and loves to go to the movies and shop. He is experiencing the care and love that a real family can give. Michelle even makes it possible for him to see his childhood friends. It would be amazing to recognize this family’s extraordinary selflessness as they provide for a man whom society forgot. Michelle would say the blessings are theirs to have Homer as part of the family." – Amy Wormsley