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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…

Pay It Forward: Jeannine Lee of Pike Road

Alabama News Network and The Vance Law Firm are honoring Jeannine Lee of Pike Road Her military family has called a few places home. In every new community she wastes no time finding ways to get involved, whether it’s volunteering at her own grandkids’ school or with a youth group at Century Church in Montgomery. Every week she also helps…

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 …