TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Amy Shimberg as the 25th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of today's game against the Colorado Avalanche. Shimberg, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Meals on Wheels.
Alex Killorn (left) joined Lightning owner Jeff Vinik (right) to present Amy Shimberg with a check for $50,000.
Shimberg has been committed to making Tampa Bay a better place to live for more than 40 years, volunteering thousands of hours to those in need. She is always looking for ways to help those in need. Shimberg has always led a life of putting others before herself. She asks her own family members and friends to donate Girl Scout cookies to Meals on Wheels recipients rather than enjoy the cookies themselves.
She began serving Meals on Wheels to the homebound in the late 1970s and has continued to this day, serving every Wednesday, for a total of more than 16,000 meals. Shimberg has also served on the Meals on Wheels board for 25 years, twice as president. Her dedication to the company is unmatched and one of the main reasons Meals on Wheels is the success it is in Tampa Bay.