Trading cards will feature neighborhood "heroes"

Trading cards will feature neighborhood “heroes”

Know of a local trailblazer, advocate or leader who has worked tirelessly to help others to bring greater economic, social, and environmental justice to our community? If so, they could be acknowledged on the 2016 set of limited edition buildingcommunityHERO trading cards.

[bc]HEROES begin in Dallas in 2014 with a set of 25 local heroes both past and present. The project was expanded in 2015 to include other areas of Texas. Nominate a local hero at buildingcommunityheroes.org, learn more about the organization that came up with the idea, and see which familiar names made previous editions.

The cards are a way of sharing the stories of incredible people in our neighborhoods, says Lisa Neergaard, [bc]’s Associate Planner. They are the people who “have shaped our city, and this is our way of sharing those stories.”

“[bc]HEROES is a way for residents across Dallas, Houston, and the Lower Rio Grande Valley to share who their heroes are in a fun and playful way. So often we focus on honoring the heroes of the past, and this is an opportunity to talk about our present day heroes, the ones working to make our communities the places we love.”

Past trading cards have included Ned Fritz, Juanita Craft, Rick Lowe, Sister Phyllis Peters, Narciso Martinez, O.L. Hubbard and Elizabeth Blessing.

The next series of cards will go on sale on MLK day, January 18, 2016. Stay tuned for details.