US Coast Guard
Over the past three years, Electrician’s Mate 1st Class William Gore, the Coast Guard’s 2017 Service Member of the Year, and his wife, Judith, have donated thousands of dollars of their own money to their nonprofit organization, Danilo’s Cares. Named for Judith’s father, Danilo Martinez, Danilo’s Cares has provided 3,000 impoverished Honduran children with free dental care. Gore recalls a life-changing moment in 2011 when he and his wife took a trip to her native Honduras. After Judith’s father passed in 2014, they set out to form a legal nonprofit entity to honor him and to continue Danilo Martinez’s lifelong passion for giving back to his community. Gore’s commitment to both serving his country in the Coast Guard and affecting positive change in the world around him is second to none.