Bickford Ford and New Country 98.9 The Bull understand that sometimes it takes a village. That’s why we are urging you to nominate a Community Hero to win $100 and dinner from us!
Once a month, Seth Hughes will announce the Bickford Ford Community Hero of the month, so make sure you come back and find out who won and how they’ve helped their community!
Congratulations to Jade Woods, our January Bickford Ford Community Hero! Jade and her wife, Chef T, are the owners of The Quarters, a restaurant in Auburn where they not only serve up DELICIOUS food but also serve their community by providing meals for those in need. Even though Jade herself is battling cancer, this past Thanksgiving they opened up their restaurant to those who needed a warm meal and continue to serve their community daily by offering meals to those in need. Thank you Jade for going above and beyond for your community!
Check out our other winners here:
Jess Tate: Jess Tate is the Offensive Line Coach for the Cascade High School football team. Coach Tate’s impact on the team goes beyond the field. He has a natural ability to connect on a personal level with each player. Earlier in the season, on senior night, senior players had the opportunity to share their favorite memory of the football program and more than half of the players included Coach Tate in their favorite football memory. He and his wife, Patty, began providing dinner for the O-line so they could spend additional time with Coach reviewing film. Over concerned that some players were not eating before games, Coach Tate asked his wife to expand the meals. This season, Coach Tate & Mrs.Tate have put on Spaghetti feeds and other meals for the players before every game! It is so important that our youth has strong role-models in their lives and Coach Tate does an outstanding job being their for his team.
Brittney Hamilton: Brittney is the Executive Director of Operation Ward 57, a non-profit serving wounded, ill and injured Veterans and their families. She is constantly volunteering her time to help these deserving men and women by providing grants, morale boosting events, organizing Adopt-A-Family at Christmas and helping them move if they need an extra hand. In addition, she works full time at the Seattle VA (and has for close to 19 years). She gives so much of herself for others and that is why she is this months Bickford Ford Community Hero!
Ruth Shapovalov: Ruth is an amazing woman who is dedicated to serving her community. She goes above and beyond to get things done, has passion and is an inspiration to the youth, even the adults in her little community. She tends to the youth in the community by volunteering her time to keep them busy and out of trouble at youth groups and LifeTrek. She is the Youth Program Coordinator at Volunteers of America Western Washington and the Sky Valley Youth Coalition. She was recently on King 5 news with her teens to talk about the food pantries that they installed at Sultan Middle School and High School, where more than half the students receive free or reduced-price lunches. These are just a few of the MANY things that Ruth does for her community!
John Black: John is an amazing father who has served our country for over 20 years and continues to serve in our army. He has been deployed many times throughout his career and throughout it all always puts his family first, creating a better life for them and making them proud. John Black is an American Hero and we are so thankful for his serve.
Luis Acevedo: Dr. Luis Acevedo is an AWESOME Spanish speaking Dentist that works in Public Health at the Sea Mar Dental clinic in Monroe. He triple books himself to accommodate the needs of the community members, he frequently works through his lunch to make sure he maximizes each visit…to save smiles. Dr. Acevedo utilizes his bi-lingual skills to improve access to dental care. Each patient is given his undivided attention and his work is stunning! He also volunteers to work on MTI Dental Vans to provide MUCH needed care to farm-workers. He continues to be humble, compassionate and personable….improving lives and smiles EVERY DAY.
Leann Mitchell: Leann has the big heart and uses it to better her community! Currently, Leann is working on starting a non-profit community center that would offer food, housing, clothing, transportation, education, counseling, and more to people in need. We are so grateful that there are people like her in the world!
Rachel Smith: This story starts many moons ago when a shy foster kid was placed in Rachel’s 8th grade English class. Rachel was aware that the student was new to the school and quickly learned that she spent most of her life bouncing around from new home to new home. The following year, Rachel decided to adopt the student and become her mother. To this day, she continues to work within the school system and is an amazing advocate and voice for those who may have lost their own.