Hero Next Door celebrates its first anniversary

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Hero Next Door series will celebrate its first year on Monday, January 27 by showcasing the Top 10 stories of people you nominated from your neighborhoods for the extraordinary things they do.

In Hero Next Door, First Coast News' Chris Porter features a member of the community every Monday in an effort to recognize outstanding members of the community.

Many stories throughout the year have touched our hearts and transformed our lives. Here are a few, in no particular order, that left us all with the biggest impression.

  • Lury Fry stepped up to help a neighbor who lost their home in a fire.

  • John Sornberger, a 91-year-old WWII Veteran, volunteers at the Teacher Supply Depot in Jacksonville.

  • Valerie Williams has been a victim of domestic violence and now speaks out for women who are too afraid to speak.

  • A guidance counselor at Ribault High School, Vivian Bradford helps many students get into college.

  • Rob Kuhl and his family raise and train puppies for veterans.

  • Felicia Johnson teaches GED and computer training classes at the Brentwood Apartments.

Related Link: Take a look at other people who do extraordinary things in your neighborhood

If you know someone who gives back to the community, nominate them for Hero Next Door by sending Chris Porter an email, Tweet or Facebook message. Be sure to explain how your nominee goes above and beyond to help others.


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