Current Spotlight Hero
Current Spotlight Hero
Past Spotlight Heroes
In 2015, Veteran and founder Sara Hodgkiss saw an opportunity to help her fellow Veterans. An Afghanistan vet herself, she witnessed soldiers in her unit struggling with PTSD after deployment. Nestled in the heart of Amish country, Pennsylvania was a hidden gem from her childhood that would become a sanctuary and therapeutic facility for countless veterans and community members.
Using her experience as a human resource specialist in the Army, Sara founded a nonprofit that could bring the healing aspects of rescue farming to those in need. In 2017, Woerth it Hollow officially became a certified 501c3 that opened its doors to rescue animals and their human counterparts! But there is still a lot of renovations and upgrades we require, and this farm needs your help! Donate today and help us with this “Woerthy” cause, because every little effort is woerth it. As a startup, we rely on community funding and donations to operate.
Scott R. Little has led numerous fire and emergency organizations over his 22 years of experience that have spanned across federal, state, and local municipalities. During that time, Scott has had many roles which have included chief fire officer, incident commander, company officer, fire and emergency services instructor, hazardous materials team leader, technical rescuer, and structural/airport firefighter. Chief Little has also served in a variety of
fire and emergency services positions including operations, training, and administrative management.
When Chief Little is not on the front line supporting our local communities, he continues to lace up his combat boots while serving our nation honorably. Over his 21 years of service, Little has served as a United States Marine and currently as an Air National Guardsman. During that time he has seen time overseas during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Founder of Vet 21 Salute Honor Guard and US Army Vietnam Veteran, Clyde Snyder, knew that not all Veterans received the proper and full Military Honors. Following his retirement from the Lancaster City Fire Dept. after 29 years, Clyde stepped up to make it happen! He started with nothing, except his desire to provide a proper send off for all his Brothers and Sisters throughout Lancaster County who have honorably served our country.
The Vet 21 Salute Honor Guard has honored over 2,300 Veterans in Lancaster County and on Rotation of Guard at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. They are one of only a few Honor Guards in the state that is certified by PA.
On August 24th, 2020 at the age of 19 Jason Boyer was involved in an early morning car crash. The injuries from the crash left Jason paralyzed from the chest down, with movement of his arms and limited movement of his fingers. Before the crash, Jason was a production worker at Redman Homes and was very active with the Hand-In-Hand Fire Co., where he joined at the age of 14. He also enjoyed fishing and going to various dirt track races around the area multiple times a week. After the crash, Jason struggled with a severe pressure wound that kept him bed ridden for almost 4 months post-accident. Roughly 8 months after the accident, Jason’s wound healed enough for him to restart therapy.
Jason continues to do therapy 2 times a week and has become more independent. He has also gotten back to doing the things he loves like fishing and watching races, whether it be live or on TV. He is also helping at the Fire Co. with trainings and other duties around the station wherever he can.
Over the last 2 years the Boyer family has been humbled by the outpouring of support from their community, Firefighting family and the Racing community. "We will never be able to thank everyone enough! Our family is beyond blessed!"