Rob Earley and his family are recent arrivals in Westport.
But he knows an Unsung Hero when he sees one.
Last week — the day after Hurricane Ida unleashed 7 inches of rain on his new town — he sent along this photo:
Rob writes: “My kids just started at Saugatuck Elementary School. Unfortunately I don’t know this man’s name. I am so grateful that he was out there, up to his knees in water clearing drains at the school.
“The facilities staff probably don’t always get recognition. But I immediately thought of your site, and the town’s Unsung Heroes that you profile.”
Thanks, Rob. You nailed it. So to the Saugatuck staff member — and all the other facilities folks who dealt with drains, leaks, floods, branches, debris, and everything else in Ida’s wake — thank you.
And thanks too for all you do every day, in so many other ways, for all of us!
(If you’ve got a favorite school facilities employee, share his or her story in the “Comments” below. And do you know an Unsung Hero? Email firstname.lastname@example.org)