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.
CBS News recently did a profile on a South Carolina native Eliot Middleton who runs a barbecue restaurant. But, Eliot’s story of giving back has nothing to do with barbecue but cars. You see, he is also a mechanic and the area where Eliot lives is pretty rural with no public transportation or drive-share services, so if you don’t have a car, you’re stuck. So, Eliot started fixing up old cars that were donated to him and giving them away to families in need.
Once his story was covered on CBS, donations of cars and money poured in. People even offered to drive flatbed trucks to help transport these cars so he could fix them and get them to folks who need them. Eliot said that whatever glowing feeling he had inside him must have transferred through the television into all these people reaching out to help!
This is an incredible story of giving back… Eliot, what a mission! You are our ACC Hero!
Watch Eliot’s story as covered by the CBS Evening News below:
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!