Newsmakers: John and Sheri Lee
Noteworthy: John and Sheri Lee founded Heroes Supporting Heroes in 2012. The volunteer program started by helping other military families in the 911th Airlift Wing with household maintenance and has expanded to help disabled veterans, wounded warriors and the elderly.
Ages: John, 44; Sheri, 41
Family: The Lees have two children, Caleb, 11, and Lily, 9
Occupation: John is a program analyst for the Office of Personnel Management, a Marine Corps veteran and a senior master sergeant in the Air Force Reserve. He's the engineering superintendent of the 911th's Civil Engineering Squadron. Sheri Lee has 20 years of business experience and is a stay-at-home mom.
Background: The Lees founded the program after John returned from his sixth deployment and they discussed how difficult it was for Sheri to maintain their house while he was away. The program started with the Lees and their two children cutting grass, cleaning gutters and trimming trees for other 911th families. As the number of volunteers grew, it expanded into the community and combined resources with another volunteer group, West Allegheny Workshop. They've completed more than 170 projects in the first two years.
Quote: “I had no idea it was going to turn into this,” John said. “I really didn't.”
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