Community Heroes

Congratulations Zach and Lori Hansen!

Your 2017 Community Heroes! 

Nomination by Kim Greischar:

Zach Hansen, HM2(FMF), is currently serving his 4th deployment as a Navy Corpsman.  As a civilian, Zach is a plant officer at Green Plains.

During Zach’s absence, Lori continues to work full-time while raising their children, Nolan (10), Harper (3), and Freja (1).

Living in Welcome, community involvement is important to the Hansen’s. Zach is active in the American Legion Post #553, volunteers with the Welcome Fire Department, is an active part of the MN south central Dive Rescue Team, and volunteers for multiple fundraising events including pancake feeds and chicken/duck dinners.

At 34, Zach has served his country, supported and buried military family members, and continues his sense of service throughout all areas of his life in order to better his community and country. He couldn’t have attained these accomplishments or continue to achieve his goals if not for the support of his wife, Lori. For this reason I believe Zach and Lori are worthy of receiving the Community Hero award.