570 News recognizes those who go “Above and Beyond”  in Waterloo Region. Every week we will choose someone who has gone “Above and Beyond” in our community. Tell us who you think is deserving of next week’s award by filling out the nomination form.

This week we shine the spotlight on a Kitchener woman who is the driving force behind the Adopt-A-Family program at Sun Life Financial in Waterloo, in which Sun Life employees donate items for a needy family at Christmas time.

Betty Hammer was nominated by co-worker, Reina Squire, who says Betty goes the extra mile in support of the program. “Anything that isn’t bought by the people within Sun Life, she will go out and buy it to make sure that they get everything they want. You know, if you wanted one true friend, she would be the one that you would want.”

Reina says Betty not only organizes the Adopt-A-Family program, but also makes the deliveries as well.

Above and Beyond