“5 Who Shine” Honors Five Local Community Volunteers

Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN – November 13, 2013Twin Cities Live will honor five local volunteers from hundreds of submissions from their viewers. Mandy Tadych, Executive Producer for Twin Cities Live says, “We were absolutely overwhelmed by the response from our viewers. We hope to make this an annual celebration of the people who are making our community a better place.” Tune in every day between 3:00-4:00 p.m. to Twin Cities Live as they feature these remarkable volunteers. 
Monday, November 18: Once a month, Deb volunteers her time and talents to cut hair at the Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis. She is a trained hairstylist who works at a salon in St. Paul. Deb knows first hand the difficulties patients and families experience because she lost twin boys shortly after they were born. 
Tuesday, November 19: Formed in early 2012 by a group of young professionals, HYPE-TWIN CITIES (Harnessing Young Professionals as Educators) empowers at-risk youth in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood to succeed academically with the support of young professionals dedicated to education. George is a volunteer who consistently goes above and beyond his duties as a tutor for the kids.
Wednesday, November 20: Kathy joined MN Quilters in the 1980’s and continues to be one who shines within the organization. MN Quilters is a volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to the celebration of quilting with activities and events structured to honor the past, celebrate the present, and nurture the future of quilting. The majority of the quilts and/or crafts are donated to local charities, hospitals or to those in need. Every year since 1979, the MN Quilters hold a show in the Twin Cities which is the largest all-volunteer quilt show in the U.S.  
Friday, November 22: Grace started volunteering in the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis when she was just 15-years-old. Grace’s father is a nurse at Children’s and every Sunday evening they work side-by-side in the ER.   Grace knows what kids go through at their visits to the ER because she spent four days in there when she was a baby. She is now a senior in high school who aspires to work in the medical field.
Monday, November 25: Ed has volunteered with Junior Achievement for almost ten years. He began volunteering after retiring from being a long career as an engineer and then professor at the University of MN . Last year, he taught in 54 different classrooms and was honored with the “Hero Award” by Junior Achievement. Ed is someone who is loved by students, teachers and pretty much anyone who meets him. Sadly, Ed was recently diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and has had to stop teaching.
TWIN CITIES LIVE airs live weekday afternoons at 3 pm on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, with an encore presentation at 1 am. The show is all about food, fashion and fun in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Every Friday, TWIN CITIES LIVE welcomes a live studio audience. To request free tickets to a show visit twincitieslive.com.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS (KSTP-TV, LLC), Minneapolis/St. Paul’s ABC affiliate, is locally-owned and operated by Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. and was the first television station to sign on the air in the upper Midwest. HBI owns six additional television stations around the state of Minnesota: KSTC- TV (Minneapolis/St. Paul), KSAX-TV (Alexandria), KRWF-TV (Redwood Falls), WDIO-TV (Duluth), WIRT-TV (Hibbing) and KAAL-TV (Rochester/Austin). HBI also owns two television stations in New York, three television stations in New Mexico, and 17 radio stations in Washington D.C., Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Cincinnati, and St. Louis. Hubbard Media Group, a division of HBI, owns and operates REELZCHANNEL, the national cable and satellite network that is all about movies. F&F Productions is one of the oldest privately held mobile production facilities providers in the United States and is a subsidiary of HBI.

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