Not All Heroes Wear Capes

At Black Hills Home Services, we believe there are heroes all around us—and you don’t need a cape to prove you are one. That’s why we sponsor the “Not All Superheroes Wear Capes” contest in partnership with KOMO 4 and Seattle Refined. We announced this initiative in April 2020 and are proud to announce the influential and hard working winners.


The winners of the “Not All Superheroes Wear Capes” contest include:



An Assistant Principal at Elma High School, Wendy has worked throughout the pandemic, delivering food and homework as well as helping students get to tutoring sessions.  She also developed a system to help students with remote learning and was on top of tracking their progress. Wendy coordinated a drive-thru program for students to pick up assigned laptops which contributed to their studies while at home. Colleagues and students see Wendy as a role model, whom many have turned to for guidance during challenging times.



Cindy is the founder of Whidbey Island Angels, which was started during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing food to approx. 50 families per week.  The non-profit operates on sponsorships and donations and has delivered refrigerators to families in need. Cindy calls the people who support her cause “Angels, they will help anyone who needs food or a way to pay their bills.”

Not All Heros Wear Capes


Heather is a teacher at Meridian Elementary School, in the Kent School District. The fourth-grade teacher found a way to teach her students from home with her husband. She’s also ensured that her three kids have continued to receive the education they need and deserve. But Heather hasn’t stopped there; she’s also organized meal deliveries to families in need, using her school as a headquarters. 


Marion is a volunteer who has worked in trapping, neutering, spaying, and releasing feral cats in Clallam County. She worked in Spay to Save, a low-cost sterilization program for household pets. Recently, Marion was able to retrieve a cat named Pumpkin that had been missing for eight months in Sequim. The family had to make a cross-country move, but she never gave up; Marion set a trap and Pumpkin was retrieved on the first night. She bottle-feeds orphaned kittens as well during her volunteer time.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes
Not All Heroes Wear Capes Bruce


Bruce worked on Thurston County’s Incident Management Team in its response to COVID-19. He humbly takes on tasks that others turn down. While he was the acting Logistics Section Chief, he ordered the supplies needed to run mass vaccination sites and worked 12-hour shifts on the weekends. While he does not seek praise for going above and beyond, he is a problem-solver, answers co-worker’s questions, and takes on the responsibility for large volumes of work.

Black Hills Home Services Continues Its Heroic Work


Black Hills Home Services continues its heroic work as heroes ourselves. We’re proud to announce these winners, who will all receive a $1,000 prize for their work or volunteering their time, skills, and services. We continue to serve the community by providing top-quality air conditioning and heating, electrical, plumbing, and air quality services in and around Olympia, WA. Our employees are trained industry professionals and we’re available 24/7 to meet our clients’ needs. To request service, contact us online or call 888-979-7946 today!