Everyday Greatness: Celebrating the Heroes Among Us

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Welcome to our community of kindness and courage! This page is about heroes, the everyday people who do extraordinary things in big and small ways that demonstrate amazing courage, kindness, compassion, and selflessness. They take the wheelchair-bound neighbor to the grocery store. They wrestle the gun from a killer’s hand. They work in places many of us have forgotten about long after a high-profile tragedy.

Our mission is to celebrate and embrace every one of them, the people who won't give up, who love in spite of everything that says they shouldn't. We’ve all heard stories of heroism and many of us have experienced firsthand the extraordinary actions people undertake every day that can change someone’s life forever.

We’d love to hear your hero story! Please let us know how a hero has touched your life!


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