So many individuals' and organizations' efforts to help others seemingly go unnoticed. Those who truly help others only for the sake of doing good aren't likely to stand on a mountain top so brag about what they are doing. This is why is it so important to get their story in front of our eyes. (You can do that here.)

This Hometown Hero nomination is unlike any nomination we've received so far. Though a specific candidate was mentioned by the nominator, she also expressed the importance of an entire team.

This week's Q98.5 Hometown Hero is Harli Kampert. The nomination comes from Amy, who highlighted the tireless effort the staff at Animal Emergency Clinic of Rockford. You're going to agree with her point after reading the submission.

Harli along with 4 other coworkers are the ones who did everything they could to go above and beyond to try and save K9 Office Loki’s life after his terrible accident! They do everything they can with little to no recognition for our precious furry babies at the Animal Emergency Clinic of Rockford. If I could nominate the whole clinic I would! They are overachiever’s!

As a Q98.5 Hometown Hero, Karli will receive a $100 Amazon gift card thanks to Gustafson's Furniture & Mattress. She is free to use this gift card however she may wish. If Karli would like to somehow share this with her coworkers she is welcome to do so. Either way, it's the least we can do to honor those of put others first, including the furry residents of the Rockford area.

You can nominate your Hometown Hero HERE.

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JB Love is ½ of  Q98.5's Lil Zim & JB In The Morning, weekday mornings from 5:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram.

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