Gentle Lion
USA • South Central Area

Sam Lomeli

2016, Ron Hering Awards

“To create a world of safety, compassion, and generosity by sharing my gifts and helping others do the same.”

Sam is a co-coordinator for the North Texas branch of Texas Ramps (a non-profit group which builds ramps for handicapped people at their homes to increase their mobility and access). He has been building ramps a couple of weekends each month since 2010. Sam is involved with the Soup Mobile organization and spends many Saturday mornings making sandwiches, packing them and distributing to the homeless population in Dallas. He is involved with Challenge Air (giving airplane rides to ill and handicapped children), The Salvation Army (serving meals to homeless at the SA facility) and the Special Olympics Summer Games. He is a father, community-builder, entrepreneur, and founder of a weight-loss support community at


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