WBSM and Townsquare Media New Bedford/Fall River, along with Wareham CrossingPride Collision CenterFirst Citizens Federal Credit UnionPasta House, and Care Free Homes are looking for a Hometown Hero. We asked for you to send us your nominations for who you think is most worthy of winning the title of the Southcoast’s 2015 Hometown Hero and now it's time to vote.

Nominations were open to anyone you see as a hero, including a volunteer in the community, someone who has helped you on your career path, a coach who inspired you to be great, a person who serves the community or the country, and more!

This year’s hero will receive $1,000 in gift cards from Wareham Crossing, as well as other great prizes!

Take a look through the slide show below and read why each candidate was nominated. Once you're finished, use the poll below to vote for your favorite.

You're welcome to vote as often as you'd like. Feel free to share this link on Facebook and Twitter too to encourage others to vote too. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. (EST), July 17 and the winner will be announced on July 20.

All Townsquare Media contest rules apply.

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