HELMETTA, NJ - Hometown heroes come from all different professions and small business owner David Wright is Friday's Helmetta Hometown Hero. Wright was nominated by his children Danielle, Kimi and Joseph for the work he has been doing to help area hospitals stay stocked with the necessary forms and printed essentials during the coronavirus crisis.
The longtime borough resident is the owner of Menco Business Products in Hillsborough. Many of Wright's clients are Garden State hospitals. Wright prints and delivers forms, posters and signs to several New Jersey and New York hospitals. During the pandemic, he has added pop-up hospitals to his list of clients, providing products for sites in Edison, Atlantic City and Secaucus.
The public health crisis has not slowed down Wright. He continues to work every day from his home or office. Wright has actually added hours to his work day and tacked on weekends to ensure that hospitals continue to have the printed supplies needed during the coronavirus pandemic.
"Our dad has a great work ethic, and we can only strive to have the same one day," said his three children.
When he is not working, Wright enjoys spending time with his family. His backyard is a favorite spot, especially when there is a fire going.
If you know a Helmetta Hometown Hero like Wright who is on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis, send borough Mayor Chris Slavicek an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations should include the person's name, a brief description of their job, what makes them a hometown hero and a photograph.