Laurie Barrett and her 17-year-old son Brandon from Mechanicville are June's 2020 Hometown Heroes.  What an absolute pleasure it was getting to know these two very philanthropic, caring people.  It's nice to know that during these trying times, people are using their extra time for good, especially our youth.

According to family friend Lori Burns, our Hometown Heroes started a group on Facebook to discuss the effect of Covid-19 in the Capital Region.  People from the Capital Region share their stories in this group but also their need for anything during the pandemic. If a Capital Region resident is in need of anything, Laurie and her son Brandon help that person the best they can. Laurie created this group so people can spread awareness and help those in need. It is also worth noting that Laurie was nominated by 4 different people! Here's the link to the Facebook group named “Capital Region Community Kindness Project”

We hope you enjoy the conversation Brian and Chrissy had with this dynamic duo as much as they enjoyed doing it!

County Waste has partnered with us to honor those in our communities who are truly making a difference. Click here to see how you can nominate a hero for the month of July.

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