November 7th, 2011
07:15 AM ET

Video: CNN Heroes Top 10: Sal Dimiceli

(CNN) - Sal Dimiceli has spent decades helping people get back on their feet.

Through a local newspaper column and his nonprofit, The Time Is Now To Help, Dimiceli assists about 500 people a year with food, rent, utilities and other necessities. He concentrates most of his work in the Wisconsin area where he lives.

CNN asked Dimiceli for his thoughts on being chosen as one of the top 10 CNN Heroes of 2011.

CNN: How does it feel to be selected as a top 10 CNN Hero?

Sal Dimiceli: I'm ecstatic. I want to cry thinking that CNN and people recognize the poverty that is out there so we can help even more people.

I hesitate to talk about myself. My heart is about giving, helping, not receiving. This is such a great, great honor. At the same time, the help I provide is from my desire, my heart, to ease the pain and suffering and fear of the poverty-stricken.


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  1. Glenda Van Lerberghe

    today you are talking loss of someone, I have a good friend who has lost 3 children. One when she(I think she was 5) went into the hospital for tests when they put her under. The parents divorced years later, I think they divorced because of ther loss. The father married years later they had a son and then a set of twins a boy and a girl. Then our friends and community had a great loss from a school bus accident. My friends lost 2 children, the two boys, also other friends lost a child. Four children lost their lives to a woman ran a stop sign and wasn't suppose to be in this country.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:25 am |