Real Salt Lake and American Express are proud to have recognized Jake Winter as the recipient of the “Hero Among Us” honored on August 5, 2017. Winter was recognized for his success with the Guadalupe School.
Jake Winter began to volunteer with the Guadalupe school 5 years ago. He originally wanted to teach young adults English at the school, but was too young. Instead, he found other ways he could contribute. He started bringing sporting equipment to the school and played with the students’ children while they were at class. Now, Winter is teaching adult newcomers how to speak English.
The Guadalupe school has been in Salt Lake for over five decades and have strived to provide educational support for disadvantaged children and non-English-speaking adult immigrants. Their overall mission is to transform people’s lives through education.
The Guadalupe school would like to thank Jake for his contribution and his support. He is the mainstay for their program and for his students.
Stevie the Wonder Dog
Real Salt Lake and American Express are proud to have recognized Stevie the Wonder Dog as the recipient of the “Hero Among Us” honored on August 23, 2017. Stevie was recognized for his work with the Volunteers of America, Utah.
The Volunteers of America work to reach and uplift those in the greatest need. Their goal is to empower Utah’s most vulnerable groups including those who struggle with homelessness, mental illness and addition.
Stevie the Wonder dog was one of eight pit bull terrier therapy dogs in Utah. He was adopted by Jen Milner when he was a puppy and then was later registered as a therapy dog of Utah. He regularly visits the detox center to help support those who are recovering from addiction. Stevie breaks stereotypes, as well helps those in need love and support.
Although Stevie is blind, it does not hinder his ability to bring joy into people’s lives.
Real Salt Lake and American Express are proud to have recognized Scott Chapman as the recipient of the “Hero Among Us” honored on August 26, 2017. Chapman was recognized for his involvement with the Family Support Center.
The Family Support Center has been working with Utah families since 1977. Their goal is to protect children, strengthen families, and prevent child abuse. They accomplish these goals by providing Utah families with low cost services to help victims heal from abuse, break cycles of abuse, and defuse crisis situations before they escalate to the point of abuse.
Scott Chapman founded Chapman-Richard Cares in 2011 and has donated much of his time to the Utah community. He has contributed assets and time to the Family Support Center and their events. His foundation aided the renovations to the center’s Life-Start Village and has also provided tremendous support for those who go through the center’s programs.
The Family Support Center would like to thank Scott Chapman for donating his time and energy to their cause.