Hometown Hero: Sharon Sammons

By: Alex Snyder Email
By: Alex Snyder Email

LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Sharon Sammons runs the McCorkle Community Outreach Center in Lincoln County.

Friends and family say she has always been there to get anyone through any disaster.

"Anytime that the call comes out for fire victims, flood victims, anything like that, she is right there on top of it, ready to go, no questions asked," said Teddy Silva, Sharon’s son.

But she was particularly instrumental following the devastating storms on June 29.

"She helped so many people during the outages and everything. She came in and opened up the center before it even became a cooling station for everyone," Silva said.

Sharon’s son-in-law, Brent Silva, helped nominate her because of everything she’s done for him, but he knows it’s not only his life she’s impacted.

"If it wasn't for her and never giving up, we wouldn't have what we have. She fights so hard for everybody and nobody ever gives back to her," Brent Silva said.

So they presented her with this week’s WSAZ Hometown Hero Award.

"Sharon, you have went above and beyond to help those in need in your community. You never complain or say I give up. You just put on that selfless smile and just press on like a true hero does. With that said, I want to present you with this certificate for being our hometown hero," said Brent Silva as he presented her with the award.

Still, Sharon stays as humble as ever.

"All I can say is thank you. I do this because I care about people or I wouldn't do, believe me," Sharon said.

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