Jim Pittman of Milwaukie, Oregon,
founded the Open Arms and Helping Hands Warehouse, which donates furniture to cash-strapped community members.

Tim Moseley of Scaly Mountain, North Carolina,
is a member of Nailbenders, a local group that offers handyman services free of charge to needy families.

Chad Pregracke of East Moline, Illinois,
founded Living Lands & Waters, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving our nation's rivers.

Dave Marden of South Weymouth, Massachusetts,
restores old pianos for donation to South Shore Conservatory, a community school for the arts.

Ron Myers of Pittsburgh
dedicates weekends to assisting neighbors in need with yard work and outdoor projects.

Thank you
The editors of This Old House would like to thank the Hyundai Sonata, which generously provided sponsorship of and prize money for our inaugural Hometown Heroes award. The contest ran from May 10 to July 18 and attracted more than 140 entries. We look forward to your hero nominations for the 2011 contest—stay tuned for more details.
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