April’s Hometown Hero: Thai Johnson!

Thai Johnson is a father, a husband, and a friend to many. He has an interesting past like most of us but what makes him special is his ability to connect with the men in our MTFU group and their families when it is needed. Thai will go above and beyond to help his fellow man.


I met Thai when I was handing out items for our local homeless community here in Spokane. Thai pulled up in his car with cases of food and about 12 fully cooked chickens from Costco. He told me that while he travels (Thai travels a lot for work), he enjoys buying hot food and handing it out to those on the streets who may have gone a while without a hot meal. I knew that day that Thai was a special guy.


He consistently helps folks with groceries, gas money, interview clothes, or anything someone might need to get them through a tough time. He recently bought a meal at a locally owned burger joint and posted online “Whoever wants lunch, go to Wendi’s Drive-Thru and tell them Thai sent you!”. And sure enough, someone got to enjoy lunch on Thai. Thai is our hometown hero and the positivity and kindness he shares is contagious and people are now following his lead, Now THAT is how you make this world a better place!


– Rick Clark, Spokane, WA


Heeling Hands Massage LLC & The Huckleberry Press are proud to bring you the  Hometown Heroes feature. One worthy individual, nominated by the community and best representing the spirit of a Hometown Hero, is chosen each month to receive a free one-hour massage by Brianna Oleson at Heeling Hands Massage in Reardan, WA. Do you know someone who exemplifies what it means to be a Hometown Hero? A fantastic firefighter? A terrific teacher? A community member whose love for their town is easily seen and demonstrated? Tell us who you think deserves a one hour massage and why! Send your nominations to brianna@huckleberrypress.com by the 1st of each month and watch for the next Hometown Hero announcement!


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