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Hometown Hero: Angie Barreto

When Angie Barreto sees a need in the community, she finds a solution and makes it happen.

Angie Barreto assembles homeless outreach bags for first responders to use while on calls and personal care kits for women in need. She sets up snack pantries at schools and helps deliver turkeys at Thanksgiving. When Angie Barreto of Fife sees a need in the community, she finds a solution and makes it happen. Having been homeless as a teenager, Angie knows how impactful it can be when a community and individuals partner together, bridging resources and connecting homeless families to basic items – simple, everyday items we might not think about, but others desperately need.

KIRO Radio and WSECU are proud to honor Angie Barreto as a Hometown Hero and award her with $2,000 for her tireless efforts in supporting those in need in Pierce County. As a not for profit credit union, WSECU invests their profits into creating a better community, and last year 90% of their employees volunteered their own time in communities across Washington state. If you know someone who invests in their community, nominate them to be our next Hometown Hero at

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