Unsung Heroes: Tom and Mary Westgate

My “Unsung Hero” candidates are Tom and Mary Westgate, of Berrien Center.
They do everything and help so many people.  They volunteer for the Red Cross, and have recently returned from a three-week stint in Texas helping flood victims.
They were also sent to Florida for two weeks to help those flood victims.  There was a spot on YouTube recently showing how the Red Cross sets up their “camps” in areas where they are volunteering, and Tom and Mary were featured on the Wood TV program.
They volunteer for the ACTION Ministries in Dowagiac, which is a food pantry that operates four different food programs.  Tom is a trustee on the ACTION board, and fixes things.  They both work all four food giveaways religiously.
They volunteer to ring bells for the Salvation Army; and help raise money for the Feed the Hungry program (which provides money for mobile food trucks for Cass County) in Dowagiac, sponsored by C. Wimberley Ford.
They also belong to, and help in many ways, at the First United Methodist Church in Dowagiac.  These two people have endless energy and a real heart for helping people.
— Karen Benedix

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