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Hero of the Week: John Kinney


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.


This week, we head to Woburn, Massachusetts, where CBS Sunday Morning did a story on a community coming together for 72-year-old Gloria Scott.

Gloria’s house was falling apart, but she didn’t have the money to make the repairs. She was able to get an electrician by the name of John Kinney to come by the house to fix a light in her living room. When John arrived, he saw that the light was the least of her problems. Her house was falling apart – the plumbing had gone bad, the ceiling was caving in, and her porch was broken and unstable.

John knew he couldn’t leave her in that situation, so he made a couple of calls to repair men in the area. Then, he started a Facebook page asking for people to help pitch in to help Gloria and her house. At first, John just expected to repair the home not rebuild it, but rebuild is what they did.

The crew, dubbed Gloria’s Gladiators, have completely redone her home. Even little kids in the area pitched in by raking leaves and piling up debris to be tossed. When one member of Gloria’s Gladiators was asked why they’re doing this, his answer was, “It’s whatcha do. You help your neighbors.”

Learn more in this story covered by CBS Sunday Morning.

Kix’s Response:

Truer words were never spoken! I love this stuff – we need more of it! One person’s goodwill spreading throughout the community.

It’s a pleasure to recognize John Kinney, out of Woburn, Mass, as 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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