Wednesday, 28 October 2020 15:50

Missouri Auto Body Shop Owner Receives Hometown Hero Award

Written by Kendall Hyde, KHQA News
Jason Krigbaum received the latest Hometown Hero award. Jason Krigbaum received the latest Hometown Hero award. Kendall Hyde---KHQA


Volunteering, sponsoring, donating or just helping others out during a time of need.

Those are the words used to describe a tri-state business owner who community members say goes above and beyond to help.


Jason Krigbaum has owned Heartland Autobody and Towing in Hannibal, MO, for more than 20 years.


Community members said it’s no surprise that the word "heart" appears in his business’s name.


On behalf of our sponsors, Hilbing Autobody and Peters Heating and Air, KHQA News presents its latest Hometown Hero.


"Jason's one of those kinds of unsung heroes in the community," Hannibal Mayor James Hark said.


It's a common saying that people tend to say nice things to you face to face, but it's the things they say when you're not around that speak volumes.


"He will tell you often that I'm blessed," Hark said. "That's kind of his thing he lives by. Whenever someone is down, whenever someone needs something, he's one of the first ones to say 'What can I do to help?'"


Many feel you can write a book on Krigbaum, but it's his kind heart that garners the attention of those closest to him.


"Through the Christmas holidays, he does the Adopt a Family, he does numerous donations throughout the year to the Northeast Missouri Humane Society, the food banks, he donates every three months," Hark said.

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