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Selma Salvation Army Needs More Bell Ringers

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Christmas holiday season — is the busiest time of year for the Salvation Army in Selma. And it’s reaching out to the public — for more volunteers to help. Selma Salvation Army officials say — it’s all about people in the community — helping people in the community. The Salvation Army in Selma is…

A New Initiative Aims to Bring Big Improvements to Selma

From West Alabama Newsroom– Some big improvements could be on the way to Selma. The city is one of four in the country chosen for a special initiative. The Partnership for Equitable and Resilient Communities is designed to help marginalized communities tap into federal dollars to help tackle areas of need in the community. “The federal government has passed a…

Two Fraternities Join to Deliver Meals to MPS Students

GOOD IN THE COMMUNITY: On Wednesday, Oct. 7th members of Alpha Phi Alpha and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity joined together to deliver meals to Lanier High students. The members delivered almost 50 breakfast and lunch bags to families. The fraternities have been providing meals for students every Wednesday through Friday for the last month. Alpha Phi Alpha member, Manuel Williams…

First “Street Dining on Dexter” Held to Support Downtown Restaurants

The first-ever Street Dining on Dexter was hosted by the City of Montgomery and Downtown Business Association. The event featured art vendors, live music, and extra tables with seating around the Court Square Fountain for residents to go out and enjoy the scenery. While in midst of the pandemic the city is searching for ways to support local businesses, “This…

Valiant Cross Academy Receives Scholarship Donation

GOOD IN THE COMMUNITY: Morning Star Baptist Church donated two-thousand dollars to Valiant Cross Academy to assist in their educational enhancement. The check was presented to Valiant Cross Academy founders and staff Thursday, Oct. 1st by Morning Star Pastor Micah Thomas. Thomas, sought out Valiant after noticing the good its staff is doing for young African American males in Montgomery….

“OUR” Montgomery Holds First Prayer Walk of the New Year

Early Saturday morning, people from different faiths and backgrounds came together to pray for an east Montgomery community It was part of the OUR Montgomery Prayer Walk. The walks are held the first Saturday of every month in different parts of the Capital City. “Prayer is the best thing we can do to heal hurting people,” volunteer Savannah Barber said….

SPLC Working to Assist the LGBT Community Healing Process

In the wake of the attacks in Orlando, organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center are working to assist the LGBT community in their healing process. “LGBT people are by far the most targeted minority in terms of violent hate crimes in this country,” says Mike Potok, Senior Fellow with the Southern Poverty Law Center. Potok says LGBT people are…

Montgomery Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s Team Up for Community Project

Montgomery Habitat for Humanity volunteers and Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers are joining forces on May 4, to help local families build or repair a decent and affordable place they can call home. Wednesday’s project is part of Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week, which takes place April 30-May 8. The project also supports “Home for the Holidays,” a nationwide initiative launched by Lowe’s…