Chapman student wins Wells Fargo ‘Home Run Hero’ honor

Chapman University student Emily Biehl ’17 knows how to roll up her sleeves and go to work. She spent a summer interning with HomeAid Orange County, a nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness, helping out with everything from warehouse cleanup to community outreach.

And her work reaped even something more. Biehl was honored as a Wells Fargo Home Run Hero in a pregame ceremony at the Los Angeles Angels game on Tuesday, July 19. The recognition included a $2,500 check to HomeAid to help the nonprofit continue its work in the community.

Throughout the season Wells Fargo and the Angels partner in the “Home Run Heroes” program, which honors volunteers and contributes to the organizations where they lend a hand.

Biehl, who’s studying for a television and broadcast major and leadership studies minor, described her experience with HomeAid as some of the most rewarding work she’s ever done.

“That’s how I find fulfillment as a human being,” she said. “Knowing that a simple conversation, building a HomeAid carekit, or boxing diapers for homeless mothers can truly impact someone in a positive and meaningful way.”

Featured image at top: From left, Chapman University student Emily Biehl ’17 joins HomeAid representatives Gina Scott and Anita Rodriguez and Wells Fargo Orange County Inland Hills Area President Joe Mishriki, along with Noah Mishriki, on the mound to present the Home Run Heroes check.

Dawn Bonker

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