Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward: Marilyn and Larry Coker from Greenville

This week’s Pay It Forward honorees are Marilyn and Larry Coker from Greenville. She and her husband make sure students have what they need to succeed in the classroom. “She is always a giving person if my class needs tissue, I’m at the backdoor within the next hour or next day her husband is bringing it to me if we…

Pay It Forward: Thomas Cregar of Valley Grande

  Thomas Cregar lives in Valley Grande and delivers drinks for Pepsi. His stepdaughter says his hard work and positive attitude inspired her to nominate him for the award. Here’s how he’s paying it forward. “He’s been in my life since I was six and I’m about to turn 13. He’s been one of the most amazing dads I could…

Pay It Forward: Earnestine Woods of Montgomery

This week’s Pay It Forward honoree is MPS security officer Earnestine Woods. She founded “Have a Heart 4 Children.” It’s an organization that started with one child with special needs and lead to many more. “The students with disability are just her special angels. That’s what she called them and for 20 years she has done a Christmas party for…

Pay It Forward: Richard Williams of Montgomery

At the beginning of the pandemic, our cameras captured Metropolitan United Methodist Church in action as they served thousands of people in west Montgomery. And they haven’t stopped. “We were able to serve over 18,000 households and move over 70 tons of food during pandemic,” said Pastor Richard Williams. Pastor Williams has partnered with other volunteers and agencies to make…

Pay It Forward: Charlotte Washington of Montgomery

This week’s “Pay it Forward” honoree is a caregiver to a family in Montgomery. Her nominator says when she cares for someone, she cares with her whole heart and soul. “The meaning of life is to find your gift, but the purpose of life is to give it away. That sums you up perfectly. You found your gift and you…

Pay It Forward: Shannon Stringer from Prattville

Shannon Stringer has been working hard since the pandemic started to assist the residents in her care. And it hasn’t always been easy. Here’s how she’s paying it forward. Shannon Stringer helps plan activities for the senior residents at Charleton Place in Deatsville. But when the pandemic hit, things changed not only changed for the activities she planned but for…

Pay It Forward: Buena Browder of Montgomery

  Buena Browder has been serving the Montgomery and Chilton County communities for almost 30 years. She, along with her husband, co-founded the Faith Crusade Montgomery Rescue Mission, which provides shelter, a thrift store, and food to those in need. She recently opened Abner House, a place for women veterans. “There are homes for male veterans, but very few for…

Pay It Forward: Anthony Williams of Montgomery

Pastor Anthony Williams started Helping Hand Food Ministry five years ago. This year, as you can imagine, the need is greater than ever before. Williams is a man on a mission. “There is a need in Macon County– it’s a food desert area. We found out a lot of kids were going hungry on the weekends. We moved to the…

Pay It Forward: Nikki Zeigler of Wetumpka

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring Nikki Zeigler of Wetumpka. Those that know her best, say you’ll always catch Nikki Zeigler wearing a smile. and almost always has her hands full serving others in the Montgomery and Wetumpka area. It’s easy to see her passion for giving back as she regularly coordinates projects that keep her…

Pay It Forward: Sherri Albert of Prattville

Alabama News Network and The Vance Law Firm are honoring Sherri Albert of Prattville. She volunteers with the YMCA, helping deliver boxes of food to residents in several housing communities. She helps recruit and connect residents with some of the free programs and activities in the area, and assists with other outreach on her own time too. Most recently she …