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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: LeMarkus Snow of Selma

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring LeMarkus Snow of Selma who is helping change the landscape of his community,  literally. For more than a month Snow and his handful of employees have been mowing through overgrown cemeteries, parks, city streets and cleaning up trash all across Selma. He owns his own lawn care service, but he’s…

Pay It Forward: Madison Holley of Luverne

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring Madison Holley of Luverne. She is a seventh grade student who set up a lemonade stand to raise money for first responders and health care workers. Madison raised $2,500. But that’s not all. She helped provide free meals as well, showing you’re never too young to help your community. For…

Pay It Forward: Ell White II of Prattville

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring Ell White II of Prattville. White is a retired U.S. Army Major who has been giving back to our community. He has taught as an Adjutant Professor in the Rehabilitation Studies Department at Alabama State University for three years.  He mentors and tutors at the West End Boys and Girls…

Pay It Forward: Brian Smith of Montgomery

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring Brian Smith of Montgomery. Smith helps his community in a variety of ways. He anonymously pays for groceries for those in need. He is a mentor to youth in Montgomery by hosting school supply giveaways. He also recently gave the Carver High School band $10,000 for new instruments and uniforms….

Pay It Forward: Eleanor McConahay of Luverne

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring Eleanor McConahay of Luverne. Even though she is 93 years old, she still finds plenty of ways to help her community. She has ministered to those with substance abuse for decades, she counsels those with suicidal thoughts and she visits a correctional facility to speak with inmates every week. Unfortunately,…

Pay It Forward: Maria Sahonic of Montgomery

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring Maria Sahonic of Montgomery. Even though she faces chronic pain, she is an advocate for autism and special needs awareness. She has personally sewed more than 200 face masks for health care workers, and annually holds Thanksgiving dinners for those without families. She helps out the community despite undergoing six…

Pay It Forward: Emefa Butler of Uniontown

For our first Pay It Forward story,  brought to you by The Vance Law Firm,  we are honoring Emefa Butler of Uniontown. She is the founder of C.H.O.I.C.E., which stands for”Choosing to Help Others in Our Community Excel.” It includes a resource center, food pantry and scholarship program. C.H.O.I.C.E. hosts an MLK breakfast each year. There’s also an after-school program…