HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - You have the chance to be someone's hero and a former talk show host wants to be your partner.
Jenny Jones is best known for hosting a show that ran in syndication for 12 years. After she left TV, Jones says she wanted to give back to the people who helped keep her on the air for so long.
She set aside $2 million of her own money and formed the charity "Jenny's Heroes." It gives away money to people who are trying to better their communities.
Cities all across the country have benefited, but no one from Hawaii has ever applied. Jones says she wants to change that. "I could write a check and send it to a charity there in your area but this way I can touch more people and I'm looking for someone's whose idea will affect a lot of people," she told Hawaii News Now. "I look for longevity. I look for how many people will be helped. In some of our stories we've helped entire cities, entire communities, thousands of people. So it's time to spread my good fortune to Hawaii."
Jones wants anyone in Hawaii who has an idea to help, but not the funds, to apply. She personally picks the winning applications and awards up to $25,000. The money goes directly to buying whatever is needed to make the hero's idea a reality. Head to www.jennysheroes.com for the full information.