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Hometown Heroes

Do you know someone who has done something amazing in the community? Nominate them by emailing bailey.hall@citylifestyle.com

Kim Brown

Owner, Merry Maids Augusta

Kim Brown has run the Merry Maids Augusta location for eight years. She loved the idea that she could give people back their valuable time through cleaning their homes. Wanting to give back even more, she decided to partner with Cleaning for a Reason. With Cleaning for a Reason, cancer patients are able to request a cleaning and receive two free cleaning from the Merry Maids. “We try to do what we can to help them through that difficult process. It’s one less thing they have to worry about. I don’t have a limit on how many homes we have. We will take as many as they want to send us,” says Kim.

If you or someone you know has cancer and would like to request a cleaning from the Merry Maids, please visit cleaningforareason.org. To request a free cleaning estimate from the Merry Maids, visit merrymaids.com/augusta.

Mike Garrison

Compass For Hope

Compass For Home serves the homeless population of Augusta by going out every Sunday and giving them clothing, toiletries, and hot showers with their shower stall trailer. Mike Garrison felt compelled to start Compass For Hope after his twelve year old daughter wanted to serve in a soup kitchen and was denied for her age. Later he was at the store and noticed a homeless man outside. At first, he didn’t pay much attention until he saw someone stop to help. “What caught my attention more than anything is that she gave him what I consider her most valuable asset, and that was her time. She stood there and held his hand while listening to him,” says Mike.

Compass For Hope is currently raising funds to purchase a laundry trailer where people will be able to wash their clothes. If you would like to make a donation, volunteer, or view a list of needed items, please visit compassforhope.org.

Pam Stickler

The RECing Crew

The RECing Crew is a nonprofit that provides different types of leisure and recreational programs for any type of disability. Pam Stickler started this program twenty years ago for her son. “He had just come out of the school system and was in an adult day program,” says Pam. She tells us that he wanted to hang out with his friends he had made during high school but they had all moved away for college. “I thought, how hard could it be to start a simple little bowling program,” says Pam. Now, The RECing Crew offers many different activities such as baseball, martial arts, dance, and so much more. 

For more information about The RECing Crew or to register for a program, please visit therecingcrew.com. Stay up to date on what The RECing Crew is doing by following them on Facebook.

Napoleon Houser

Going Back 2 Give Back

Napoleon House and his wife Michelle started Going Back 2 Give Back, a nonprofit organization, in 2021. Their program is designed to help individuals reestablish themselves in the community by mentorship, education, and employment. The design of the program is to function as a holistic institution that deals with the total person's mental, physical, and emotional health by coming alongside a select group of individuals to facilitate. 

For more information about Going Back 2 Give Back or to see how you can help them, please visit goingback2giveback.org.

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