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Pay It Forward: Konica Harris of Montgomery

Four years ago, C.J. Knight was a freshman football player at Park Crossing High School and was severely injured at football practice, paralyzing him from the chest down. Since then his mother, Konica Harris, has been his caregiver 24/7.

Pay It Forward: Brenda Peacock of Troy

    Several years ago, Brenda Peacock started painting angels to sell. “We had a local child that had cancer that I did a little fundraising for. After that, I thought that worked pretty good, I need to keep this up,” said Peacock. And she did keep it up. Painting angels would soon become her mission. Helping to end children’s…

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: 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: LaTanglia Williams of Orrville

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring LaTanglia Williams of Orrville, Alabama Her non-profit, LIFT, serves the Dallas County community with a special focus on women who are incarcerated. She ministers to inmates at the Dallas County jail every Wednesday, sharing more than just encouragement during tough times. Her outreach has lead to one of her signature…

Pay It Forward: Rosetta Johnson of Montgomery

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring Rosetta Johnson of Montgomery. Her non-profit Caps and Socks Inc. collects and delivers caps, socks and other winter clothing items to nursing home residents and elderly communities in and around Montgomery. They are small tokens,  Johnson says, that mean so much to those on the receiving end. Caps and Socks…

Pay It Forward: Laria Stinson of Montgomery

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring Laria Stinson of Montgomery. Her non-profit, Express-O of Love , is a diaper bank that regularly helps provide about 120 River Region families with supplemental diapers and wipes. It’s a constant need that has been highlighted by the pandemic. Stinson says her non-profit has grown significantly in recent months, now…