Hometown Hero: Lee Feldman
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Photos of Connecticut's "Hometown Heroes"
- Marianne Laska has volunteered at the Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport since 2002. She first started as a tutor and later became a nurse consultant for its day care program. The center provides literacy and life skills training to low-income women.
- Dottie Fincher has been a member of the Westport Gardening Club for over 45 years.
- She's the office manager for the Open Door Shelter's Norwalk location, and she's helping with the nationwide Movers for Mom campaign to delivery toiletries to needy women on Mothers Day.
- Lucian Terranova has assisted thousands during disasters as a Red Cross volunteer. He has been a volunteer and in various leadership positions for 18 years, and has helped people displaced from fires and victims of natural disasters. During Hurricane Katrina, Terranova was one of the people in charge at the Astrodome and helped process over 27,000 people in 30 days.
- Herb Kohn, 94, has had many roles in Stamford, including police commissioner, zoning board member, the head of an adult baseball league and a facilities manager for the city. He currently spends his time volunteering with the State Street Debating Society, which he says awards scholarships and has been a big part of his life.
- Terri Watson has been a volunteer at the The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County in Stamford for 13 years. She assists agencies and non profits like the Yearwood Center and Person to Person when they come into shop and shows them where items are.
Charlotte Suhler, of Darien, has spent over 25 years with one of Fairfield County’s most well-known philanthropic organizations as one of the founders of the Fairfield County Foundation's Fund for Women and Girls.
- Erica Pivor is a mom of two and a volunteer at Earthplace's Preschool in Westport. Pivor plans events and fundraisers for the preschool and nature center.