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Hero of the Week: B.B. McGowan

 

Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.

 

Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week…

This week, we shine the spotlight on B.B. McGowan, out of Dallas, Texas.

B.B. used to be homeless. He’d become dependent on alcohol which caused him to fall on hard times. He was living on the streets until the Oak Lawn United Methodist Church helped get him sober. Now that he’s back on his feet and has a place of his own, B.B. finds joy in giving back and has made it his mission to pay it forward.

So, every night, he gets into the church van and rides the streets – the same streets he used to sleep on – offering those homeless a ride to a shelter. B.B. says that after what he’s been through, he no longer takes anything for granted and has a new appreciation for life.

For more on this story, check it out as covered by the Dallas’ ABC affiliate WFAA.

Suzanne’s Response:

Anyone can fall on hard times for various reasons, but to see this man pick himself up and decide to help others with his own good fortune, well, it’s pretty amazing. And, it’s important to note that we all can use a helping hand. There’s no shame in asking for the help.

B.B. McGowan, you are this week’s ACC Hero!

 

 

Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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