Hometown Heroes

Celebrating Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

Darrell Waltrip Automotive's Hometown Heroes is a monthly event which honoring Middle Tennessee residents who are making a difference in their community, Those who have been honored include a mother who led the charge to change the legal blood concentration level lowered from .10 to .08, Vanderbilt's LifeFlight team who on a daily basis save lives with their emergency room in the sky, community leaders who in their spare time have started initiatives that have changed thousands of lives for the better, a 15 year old who lost her special ops father in Afghanistan who leads an event every year to make the lives of the children of the fallen just a little better as well as teachers, veterans, police officers and more.  We want to help shine the light on their good deeds, but we need your help!

Nominate your hero by clicking here and tell us why you think they deserve to be recognized for their contribution.

Heroes receive local recognition, a trophy from 'ol DW and a $500 donation to a charity of their choice.
Heroism In Brentwood
Along with raising her family and working, Jodi Rall is committed to volunteering and helping her community wherever she can. She serves on the Brentwood Historical Commission, volunteers at the Brentwood YMCA, at Brentwood United Methodist Church, with Children's Miracle Network and Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Recently with the City of Brentwood's 50th Anniversary, Jodi volunteered as Fundraising Chair to cover the year long expenses, and  raise additional funds to be used toward an all-inclusive playground in Brentwood. Learn more about Jodi and the little girl who inspired her.

Local Pastor Leads Outreach Program

"A voice for the voiceless" is how Chris Whitney from One Generation Away described his friend Kevin Riggs, Pastor of Franklin Community Church and the Director of Franklin Community Development (FCD).   FCD partners community organizations, government agencies, and churches to offer HOPE to citizens of Franklin and Williamson County. Housing, Occupational Training, Prisoner Care and Education.  Since July 2019 FCD has placed 21 homeless people in permanent housing.  


"Kevin's heart and actions for the Natchez Street and Homeless Community is second to none. From running The Community Center and The Group Home Kevin is reaching all age demographics by meeting practical needs and spiritual needs of friends and neighbors."  


To learn more about Franklin Community Development visit- https://franklincommunitychurch.org/ministries/.    To learn more about the Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group's Hometown Heroes campaign and to nominate your hero visit darrellwaltrip.com/heroes