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Hometown Hero: Verneda Obrien

As a patient services coordinator at the Swedish SCI Thoracic Institute, Verneda Obrien has always been known to have an amazing work ethic and caring heart. However, her fellow employees were recently surprised to learn her generosity went beyond the workplace – they discovered that Verneda spends her lunch breaks distributing meals to the homeless community.

Starting each day at 3am, Verneda prepares meals – and on Fridays she adds extra food to help take them through the weekend. Verneda’s humble generosity is a gift of hope to many, and her consistency in serving others each day is inspiring to all of her colleagues.

KIRO and WSECU are proud to honor Verneda Obrien as a Hometown Hero and award her with $2,000 for her selfless investments into her community. If you know someone who invests in their community, nominate them to be a Hometown Hero here.

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