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Pay It Forward: Terry Oliver of Selma

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring Terry Oliver of Selma. Whether its mowing others’ lawns, helping his elderly neighbors on trash day, or volunteering to help keep local storefronts litter-free, Terry Oliver often goes out of his way to perform random acts of service. His desire to serve is what he would describe as a labor…

Pay It Forward: William Bowman of Selma

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring William Bowman of Selma. He’s the founder of VIP ,the non-profit with this simple mission: making life better for the blind and visually impaired. VIP helps educate and connect visually impaired people with helpful resources, like free eye screenings preventative and corrective vision care and medical equipment. William plans regular…

Pay It Forward: Samuel Calhoun of Linden

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring Samuel Calhoun. He lives in Linden, but serves in the nearby Thomasville community. At 84 years young,  Samuel Calhoun was recognized as one of the longest living full-time African- American pastors in Thomasville. He retired this summer after a half-century in the ministry. That’s 50 years preaching and 49 years…

Pay It Forward: Fannie Davis of Burkville

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring Fannie Davis of Burkville. She’s an active member of several non-profit organizations in the River Region including the Poor People’s Campaign, and The Alabama Coalition Against Rape. As an associate pastor at Oak Street AME Zion Church in Montgomery, she says her calling is uplifting and serving other women. Many …

Pay It Forward: Jacque Chandler of Montgomery

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring  Jacque Chandler of Montgomery. He’s a photographer that volunteers his time and talents to countless non-profits around the River Region, capturing memories, smiles and history. For the last 30 years that he’s lived in Montgomery he’s had a front row seat to history capturing some of his favorite shots, he…

Pay It Forward: Saundra Cunningham of Deatsville

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring  Saundra Cunningham of Deatsville. She served for 24 years in the U.S. Air Force and believes giving back right in her backyard is just as much of an honor. Cunningham works as a contractor at Maxwell Air Force Base now and is one of the first faces many see as…

Pay It Forward: LaTonya Duncan of Millbrook

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring LaTonya Duncan of Millbrook. She’s the founder of the non-profit 1Heart, an organization devoted to educating young men and women in the River Region about heart disease while using fashion to keep them engaged. Duncan was in her early 40’s when she had a stroke five years ago. Her own…

Pay It Forward: Ketrice Burrell of Uniontown

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring  Ketrice Burrell of Uniontown She volunteers and serves with her church often but feels  its important to feed people more than just spiritually.  She’s known to host regular snack giveaways, and often delivers meals to people that need them the most. She especially likes to make sure that the elderly…

Pay It Forward: Lela Underwood of Selma

NOMINATE SOMEONE HERE.  The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring Lela Underwood of Selma. Underwood has made it her mission to serve the elderly community in West Alabama. The way she’s doing that has had to change because of COVID-19 but, she’s still making it happen. She hasn’t been able to make her usual rounds to nursing…

Pay It Forward: Donna Moore of Prattville

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring Donna Moore of Prattville. For 6 years now, Donna Moore has been on a mission to bring Christmas presents to as many children as she can. She works year-round through her organization A Christmas for Robby, which bares the name of her late son. Robby was 23 when he was…