Positively Northland: Honoring essential employees, hometown heroes

Updated: July 24, 2020 06:43 PM

During this pandemic, hard work does not go unnoticed. And for essential employees, it's meant making a lot of sacrifices and changing the way they do their jobs, to keep everyone safe.

As recognition for their hard work, State Farm's Woodland location gathered up some gift cards to give to grocery store employees. $500 gift cards was given to the employees of Mount Royal Market, and the Super One Kenwood.

David Raimo Sr. is an insurance agent at State Farm, saying, "without the, especially here, we wouldn't be eating. So it's critical to have them here. And we want to be sure to let them know we appreciate it very much, them being here."

Hard work on the battlefield also deserves recognition. But for veterans transitioning back to civilian life, it can be difficult to manage PTDS symptoms, depression, and possible addition. That's where the group, Hometown Heroes Outdoors comes in.

Pheasants, fishing, and a little fresh air are their tools for therapy. And with support from guide services and donations, they bring veterans and former law enforcement out into the wilderness.

They hold various fundraisers throughout the year to help pay for the outdoor adventures. The next one is Saturday, July 24.

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