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Tanya Reynolds is a mother of four and volunteers at Tarrallton Elementary Monday through Friday.
This Virginia Beach school employee saw something that looked like trash and wound up helping a fourth grader who was dealing with being bullied.
“She is the foundation that holds this family together. I appreciate her and I would like to be just like her when I grow up.
She’s worked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for nearly four decades, and over the years found time to tutor, take part in cancer fundraisers and much more.
“I thought how amazing this woman was. She did not even know me but reached out and helped. She has an extremely warm and caring nature and is truly God sent.”
A Good Samaritan found a stolen purse and returned it to a local college professor. Yes, the money was gone, but there was something more valuable inside.
At Coastal Community Church in Virginia Beach, you’ll find a lot of activity throughout the week at the church’s food pantry. The person behind it all is Linda Xenakis.
While many chose to fight their fights privately, Camille Yorke publicly works to educate about cancer and to celebrate those fighting as hard as she is.
Fourteen breast cancer survivors were treated to a very special day including hair stylists, manicures, make-up—the works. They were celebrated all at no cost, courtesy of Tamiko and her staff of Unique Total Design Hair Salon.
Mariah Smith launched a crusade to help the homeless and many are eager to help.
She wanted to send holiday cards to our local troops–a lot of cards. There were so many, it surprised her mom and the American Red Cross in Hampton which was coordinating the effort.
They saved an 11-year-old who fell through a frozen pond in Virginia Beach off Indian River Road.