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August's Acadiana Hero Finalists Have Been Chosen
Acadiana's Local Hero Finalist

Hero Name:
Jill Meaux

Announcing Acadiana's Local Hero for July!
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Hero Name: Jan Hamilton

Why Jan Hamilton Was Voted As Our Current Acadiana Hero: Jan is the most dedicated person I know - she does so much for her community and church. She helped to found the Hemophilia Federation of America and serves on the board of the Louisiana Hemophilia Foundation. 3 years ago she discovered that there were individuals in need that had no means to get a bed or furniture on their own. She started collecting used/donated beds and furniture to give to those in need. The need started to grow so she formed an outreach committee named SOFA (Service, Outreach, Furniture, Acadiana) ministry via The Episcopal Church of the Ascension - however, the donors and receivers are not necessarily church members. She receives no pay for her hard work - as a matter of fact, I know she uses her own money to pay for items. She will meet with individuals/families/agencies to determine their level of need and then find them furniture at no cost. The organization must cover the cost of renting a warehouse and the utilities - also so funds to print flyers, etc. Jan will drive to the warehouse met the individuals/family, interview and give them the needed bedding/chairs, etc. It is a win-win situation -instead of people putting their old/used furniture in the trash they can give to SOFA and SOFA gives to those in need. Also furniture companies appreciate and use SOFA when they deliver new furniture and do not know what to do with the used furniture.

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Jan is the most dedicated person I know - she does so much for her community and church. She helped to found the Hemophilia Federation of America and serves on the board of the Louisiana...
Read more about JanHamilton and see how you can help her organization with a donation by clicking the link below. Also it would be great if you could share her great work with all of your friends.

Last Month's Acadiana Hero Finalists
Acadiana's Local Hero Finalist

Hero Name:
Jan Hamilton

Acadiana's Local Hero Finalist

Hero Name:
Matthew Green

Acadiana's Local Hero Finalist

Hero Name:
Gary Edmomdson

It's not too late. You may still nominate an Acadiana Local Hero for next month. Start by reading below!

One deserving person or non-profit organization will be awarded $3000 from Giles Automotive for their hard work and for giving of themselves to the community.

The deserving person or organization that is selected by the community each month will be announced on KLFY TV10 at the end of each month.

Finalists will be chosen monthly from nominations submitted to Giles Automotive and KLFY TV10. Finalists to be selected will be based on what that person or organization has done for others in our community to make Acadiana a better place to live and work.

Please take a moment to nominate someone you know that's a giving person and worthy of the title "Acadiana's Local Hero".

Once the finalists are posted on this website, you will be able to vote on the person or organization that you feel is most deserving of this honor. Please return to this site each month to vote.

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