To celebrate its 60th year in business, the Art Van Furniture store launched the “Inspiration Lives Here in Our Community” initiative that recognizes unsung heroes in the communities in which it has stores.
The Port Huron Township Art Van store recently recognized a local pair of heroes, Tyrone and Laura Burrell. The pair won the Inspirational Hero Award and a $1,000 Art Van Gift Card to recognize their work with SONS Outreach, which has positively impacted children and families in the Port Huron area for decades.
SONS’ goal is in their name: Saving Our Neighborhoods and Streets, which they aim to do through sports programs, camps, afterschool programs, and leadership training. Mr. Burell told us that he and his wife gladly accepted the award as it showed that the work of SONS does not go unnoticed. The Burrells’ goal is to inspire the community to be filled with kindness and purpose. Mr. Burrell mentioned that he certainly doesn’t do his work for the accolades, but the recognition is encouraging. SONS has been working with youth and families in Port Huron since 1992.