Hometown Hero: Preston Tucker and Taylor Reedy

BUFFALO, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- When a community was struggling for days without water, two very young, and unlikely heroes stepped in to help out.

Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese could be considered a hero to a classroom full of young students, but now, he's turning the tables and honoring some smaller heroes for a big effort.

Taylor Reedy and Preston Tucker didn't have school for nearly two weeks. It was canceled because of the water crisis, but instead of sitting at home or playing video games the sheriff says they, "came out during the 13 days of the water crisis, day in and day out, and would work from eight in the morning till eight in the evening."

They spent 12 hours a day for 13 days. Taylor and Preston each spent 156 hours outside in the January cold, helping their neighbors in Buffalo get bottled water.

Preston says, "I wanted to come back out and help, so I did that everyday."

Taylor says, "I helped pass out water because I love to volunteer and help people."

Taylor and Preston are learning a valuable lesson of doing good without expecting anything in return, but this time these kids are being rewarded for this efforts. They are this week's WSAZ Hometown Heroes.


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