PRLog - Feb. 21, 2009 - LOS ANGELES -- Brian Verdugo, a Los Angeles resident, is one of the 10 Finalists for the Lenox Extra Mile Hero Contest. The contest, sponsored by Lenox in partnership with NASCAR driver Jeff Burton, honors heroes who go the extra mile. As Lenox puts it they are looking for “Someone who demonstrates the spirit of going above and beyond; who has provided a service to a group or individual other than themselves; and who represents exemplary quality and integrity.” Brian was chosen out of over 600 nominations from across the USA and Canada. The Prize is split between the Grand Prize Hero and the charity they are competing for. Voting for the grand prize hero is at http://www.lenoxhero.com/
Brian Verdugo volunteering in Mexico
Brian has volunteered his time and trade skills to help those in need in the US as well as in Mexico and India. In Mexico, he helped build homes in the very poor community of Maneadero where the families had previously lived in cardboard shacks. He also used his skills to run the electrical wiring for a medical clinic in Maneadero. In India, Brian toured with a performing arts group that performed for groups of children in poverty stricken areas. The performances brought a moment of joy to young lives that experienced very little happiness. While there, he also worked with schools to teach young boys woodworking skills that would help them earn a living. When home in California, Brian volunteers his time when ever possible doing such things as traveling around his neighborhood handing out lunches to the homeless.
Brian is going into full-time charity/ministry work with his wife Melissa with the charity he is competing for YFC/USA. If Brian is named the Grand Prize Hero he will be working for YFC/USA immediately since the fundraising will be complete. To vote for Brian Verdugo go to http://www.lenoxhero.com/
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Brian Verdugo is one of the 10 Finalists for the Lenox Extra Mile Hero Contest which honors heroes who go the extra mile. Brian was chosen out of over 600 nominations Vote for Brian at www.lenoxhero.com/