HOUSTON, Texas (September 8, 2016) – Helping A Hero presented a collection of honors to express their gratitude to a multitude of volunteers including Roger Clemens, the Honorable David Dewhurst, Deborah Duncan, David Elliott, Kevin Mathews, John Painter, Kelley Paul and the Honorable Bill White. The luncheon was held September 8 at the Hyatt Regency Houston.
“Volunteers and donors are the backbone of Helping A Hero. Without these amazing individuals, the organization would not operate as effectively as it does. Thanks to them and many others, we have been able to improve hundreds of lives through the work HAH has done for our heroes and their families,” said Rex King, Chairman of the Board.
John Painter, Service Above Self Award
John is originally from the state of South Carolina and came to Houston, Texas in 1957, after graduating from high school John continued his study at Robert E. Lee Jr. College. He served in the Texas National Guard where he was Staff Sergeant. John was the founder and owner of Enpro Systems, LLC a manufacturer of chemical, refinery, steel and paper industry equipment with sales worldwide. He was a member of Houston Plate Fabrication Assoc. He sold and retired from the business in 2006. Rotary is John’s heartbeat! He has been a Rotarian since 1984. He has served Rotary in many roles such as Treasurer, Secretary, President, chaired district committees, host to GSE team members and exchange students, world community service, Assistant District Governor 1997-98, District Governor 1999-00, and Zone Major Gifts Advisor. John has been Rotarian of the Year twice and a recipient of the Four Avenues of Service Award, the Meritorious Service Award, the Distinctive Service Award and the Service Above Self Award. He is proudly a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Benefactor, Bequest Society member, and a Major Donor to the Foundation.