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Roo Cup giveaway for Hometown Heroes!

Posted June 23, 2014


We’re back with another ROO Cup giveaway, but this time Kangaroo Express would like to thank the hometown heroes here in the Triangle with FREE ROO Cups! The ROO Cup is Kangaroo Express’ collectible cup that is refillable with any fountain or frozen beverage for just 25 cents through Sept. 30, 2014.

To help choose a winner, please nominate a group, department or unit of hometown heroes by leaving a comment below explaining why you think they should win (feel free to nominate your own group). This could include firefighters, police officers, paramedics, military units, nurses, doctors, hospital departments, etc. Please provide the name of the organization, location, the specific department or unit, and the number of people in the group (if you know).

If there are other hometown heroes not mentioned above, but that you think should be considered, please feel free to nominate them, as well.

The winner will be randomly chosen on Monday, June 23 at 1:00 pm and I will post the winning group soon after that.  I hope to see lots of nominations since there are so many awesome Hometown Heroes out there!


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  • hollyh515 Jun 23, 2014

    Thanks Faye and thanks to Kangaroo Express as well! Great stories everyone!! Most of all thanks to all of our hometown heroes!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 23, 2014

    And the randomly selected winner of the Roo Cup giveaway is:


    Congratulations, Holly! I am will pass on your e-mail address to my contact with Kangaroo Express and they will contact you very soon to set up Roo Cup delivery! Enjoy all those 25 cent slushies and fountain drinks!

    Thanks to everyone for nominating the various Hometown Heroes! They are all deserving!!

  • quemaster Jun 23, 2014

    Wake Forest Charter School is brand new starting August 11. These teachers left other jobs to take a chance on starting something new to help kids. Same pay as other teachers but in a new environment. We need to applaud these hometown heroes for stepping out, taking a chance and making a difference.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 22, 2014

    quiche910 - thanks for the nomination and the important work you do to help those struggling with addiction. Good luck!

  • quiche910 Jun 22, 2014

    I would like to nominate my group at Carolina Treatment Center in Fayetteville, NC. We treat patients suffering from opiate dependence. It is often a thankless job. The public is ill informed about what we do and we are often misunderstood. As I facilitated a relapse prevention group this past week, I was reminded why we do what we do. A patient who will be relocating soon due to his job told me "This place saved my life!". We work tirelessly to provide the best care to our patients and our community. Our group of approximately 40 consists of counselors, nurses, doctors, managers and receptionists.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 21, 2014

    Emily - thanks for the nomination! I am so glad the deals we post help you to provide donations! Good luck!

  • emily2163 Jun 21, 2014

    I would like to nominate the volunteers at Tri-Area Ministry in Wake Forest. These selfless people give generously of their time to help feed the hungry in our area. The need is great, especially during summer months when so many children are home and not receiving lunch at school. This group of people is amazing, and I hope they can be acknowledged, even if it's getting a cold drink on a hot, muggy day!
    Faye, I use your site to help buy extra groceries to donate to Tri-Area. Thanks for your help :)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 20, 2014

    Wow, Raesmom! What a scary car wreck. I am so glad your hubby walked away from it. They really do risk their lives every day.

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  • raesmom1612 Jun 20, 2014

    I would like to nominate my hubby & A Squad District 4 of the Durham Police Department. These men and women work 12 hour shifts & during 1 week a month they work 6 days, Mon-Wed, off Thursday then Fri-Sun. There are times when hubby works the night shift that I dont get to see him at all. They put there lives on the line literally every time they get to work, & they do it not for the pay, but because they love it. On top of being LEO's, they also have families and lives outside of work. The schedule can be trying at times, but when you look back & see what these men & women do for the city of Durham (or at least their district), you cant help but to understand & appreciate the fact that at least they made it home safe. This is a link and some pictures to something that happend on 02/20/12.....I will never forget the date because I could have
    lost my hubby. (11th paragraph down).

    Thanks for lettting me give a shout out Faye :)