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.
Tom Littledyke, from Lyme Regis, England, is a 31-year-old former Royal Marine, and after watching the news coverage, he was inspired to help the people of Ukraine.
Tom set up a fundraiser and within just 12 hours he had enough sleeping bags, pillows, and other supplies to fill up his 16-seater minibus – over 5,300 dollars in donations! He is driving the one thousand miles to personally deliver the items to Poland.
Once he arrives at the border, Tom plans to hand out everything and offer rides to anyone who has a place to stay. He says that maybe his gesture isn’t as grand as others, but sometimes doing something in the right direction is all that matters.
Learn more about this story as covered by the BBC.
Good work, Tom! We’re happy to recognize you 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!