MEET HOMETOWN HERO: LOGAN POUPORE!
In celebration of the newest Magic Tree House book, Hurricane Heroes in Texas, we launched a search for hometown heroes across the country. We had so many amazing entries that we want to highlight a new hero every month!
Our second runner-up is Logan Poupore! He is from Kent, New York and his mom Michelle Waters nominated him with a beautiful essay outlining his work with a local animal rescue.
Logan is going into 5th grade in Albion NY. There is a local animal rescue in our area that transports dogs from Puerto Rico to NY in search of forever homes. These dogs are strays and often come with health problems. Logan was really motivated by seeing their personality blossom and seeing them find a family.
Over one summer Logan spent one day every week taking the dogs out to socialize and play. He also made videos on some of the dogs with facts about them to help them find the perfect home. These videos were posted on Facebook and helped the organization reach more people! Logan has sold candy bars to fundraise money for the organization as well as made Christmas time donations.
We adopted our dog through the organization and he is now a member of our family! Logan has also been on the student leadership council at his school, the past two years. He was voted in by his peers for his commitment to his community. He has helped fundraise for pennies for patients and has visited the nursing home in our community with the student leadership council. Logan also helped a local family at Christmas in 2016, he helped wrap, sort and drop off presents for a family who may have gone without. Logan is a smart compassionate boy who deserves to be considered for this title. As his mom, I could not be prouder of him.