Vote for Bay News 9's Viewers' Choice Everyday Hero of 2016

By Mason Stevenson, Special Projects Sr. Producer
Last Updated: Monday, January 09, 2017, 8:58 AM EST
Viewer's Choice Poll

Who do you think deserves the Viewer's Choice Award?

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This poll is not scientific and reflects the opinions of only those internet users who have chosen to participate.

Every Monday, Bay News 9 brings you 9's Everyday Heroes, where we profile someone from the Tampa Bay community who has gone above and beyond to help others.

Those heroes are honored each year at the Salute to Everyday Heroes.

A select number of those heroes, including the Viewers' Choice Hero, will be recognized at the luncheon.

Now is your chance to tell us which Everyday Hero you think deserves the Viewers' Choice award*.

The nominees for the Everyday Hero Viewers' Choice Hero come from all walks of life, but they all have taken steps to make the world a little better.

  •  Zaire Carter & Hailey Duvall helps provide food, clothes, hygiene items to the homeless and low income community members.
  •  Charles Castle, Shelia Castle, Latrice Fintak co-founded Burg Baseball, an organization that helps young people from low income families.
  •  George Schmalstig created Filter Youth Development, a program geared toward children 10 to 15 years old offering intense mentoring and support through dirt therapy.
  •  Jessica Helmes founded Vet V.I.P, an organization which focuses on bringing veterans together.

Watch the attached videos and vote for the Hero you think is most deserving of this honor.

Other awards will also be given at the March 15 luncheon. They are:

  •  Young Hero of the Year
  •  Volunteer Hero of the Year
  •  Education Hero of the Year
  •  Health Advocate Hero of the Year
  •  Animal Advocate Hero of the Year
  •  Hero of the Year

Tune in every Monday starting at 5:53 a.m. Everyday Heroes.

*Bay News 9 reserves the right to make the final selection in Viewers' Choice voting.