Read about past SPAAR Hero recipients and the work they do in their communities.

Seanne Thomas named a 2020 SPAAR Hero

She realized that to achieve results, she had to, in her words “get out of her own way” and build on her business and communication skills.
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Mary Knudsen named SPAAR Hero for February 2019

Mary Knudsen's efforts helped to bring the community together and increased awareness for blood cancers.
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Kevin O’Brien named SPAAR Hero for February 2020

Kevin has volunteered with many organizations over the years, including Loaves and Fishes, the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, the Ramsey Hill Association and the Summit University Planning Council District 8.
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The Odd Couple Team named a 2020 SPAAR Hero

The Odd Couple Team serves two meals a month for the Cooks for Kids program at Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in St. Paul where they have collected more than $10,000 worth of food since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.
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Maikor (Karen) Thao is named a 2020 SPAAR Hero

Karen Thao enjoys helping her community to discover the housing they desire; it’s an extension of how she’s able to help build a healthy community.
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