Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward: Amanda Meacham of Montgomery

A year and half ago, Amanda Meacham had a vision for helping other women get off drugs and get their lives back on track. She started holding yard sales to raise money for a recovery home and opened Angels in Disguise. “Angels in Disguise is about women helping women. A lot of broken women don’t have the opportunity to really…

Pay It Forward: Cubie Rae Hayes of Montgomery

It’s been said that Cubie Rae Hayes does a million dollars worth of work just for a hug and a smile. She’s well known in the community for pitching in and bringing resources together to make a difference. Hayes is a community advocate. Through her non-profit Citizens That Care, Inc., she has been able to come along side other non-profits…

Pay It Forward: Angie Harris of Wetumpka

This week’s Pay it Forward honoree is Angie Harris of Wetumpka. Shes spends much of her extra time volunteering at the Humane Society of Elmore County thrift store. She says it’s a great way to give back. Harris is a full-time cosmetologist and  every other Saturday she’s at the thrift store and even on her vacation days. “She’s just always…

Pay It Forward: Donna McCullough of Montgomery

Love Loud Montgomery is a compassion ministry part of the Montgomery Baptist Association formerly known as Forest Park Ministry Center. They focus on immediate needs to longer-term needs of their guests. Donna McCullough is the executive director. For more than 20 years Love Loud Montgomery has been helping people. Donna McCullough was nominated for the way she cares for them….

Pay It Forward: Jerry Smith of Selma

Those who know him describe Jerry Smith as dependable, always on time, committed, and reliable. Jerry Smith is a retired bus driver and now drives people like William Bowman and others who are visually impaired to their appointments and places they need to go. “Well, one thing, being blind it’s hard for someone who is visually impaired to get out…

Pay It Forward: Stephen Smith of Selma

Pastor Stephen Smith has two churches, one in Selma and one in his home community of Pine Glen. He was nominated for his many years of service and being a great role model. For the past 40 years, Pastor Stephen Smith has been leading people in the Selma area. “We have a community building. We have helped a lot of…

Pay It Forward: Mandi Blocker of Tallassee

Our Pay It Forward honoree this week is Mandi Blocker of Tallassee. She is a nurse at Tallassee Health and Rehab nursing home. Blocker was nominated by her mother-in-law for all she does as a nurse especially this past year during the pandemic. Being a nurse takes a special person. And Mandi Blocker says she knew from an early age…

Pay It Forward: Patrick Aitken from Montgomery

  Patrick Aitken serves the homeless through the Mid-Alabama Coalition for the Homeless and River City Church. But he says its not just a job. For him, it’s a calling. “People know me around Montgomery in the downtown area by the guy who wears the shirt ‘Homeless Lives Matter.’ That’s how they know me– ‘the Homeless Lives Matter guy.’ And…

Pay It Forward: Harold Hammond from Prattville

On just about any given day Harold Hammond can be seen picking up litter along Highway 14 on Fairview Avenue in Prattville. “I start exactly 2 miles from the interstate from near where I live. At that point, to the interstate, and then reverse and pick up the other side of that thoroughfare,” said Hammond. And he’s been doing it…