Vote Now: The People Taking Action Humanitarian Award!

Posted at 2:41 PM, May 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-09 14:41:35-04

Vote now for your favorite People Taking Action Award honoree!

The winner will receive the People Taking Action Humanitarian award and a free trip! Plus, Southern Bank will make a donation to the charity of the winner’s choice! Check out their stories and scroll down to vote in our poll.

p1Norfolk mother earns nickname the ‘runner’

Tanya Reynolds is a mother of four and volunteers at Tarrallton Elementary Monday through Friday.

p2School custodian helps bullied Beach student

This Virginia Beach school employee saw something that looked like trash and wound up helping a fourth grader who was dealing with being bullied.

p310-year-old surprises military mom

“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.

p4Ultimate retirement surprise

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.

p5Stranger steps in to pay woman’s vet bills

“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.”

p6Woman returns purse with priceless item inside

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.

p7Feeding needy families in Virginia Beach

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.

p8Amazing teacher battling third round of breast cancer

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.

p9Salon owner spends thousands to help breast cancer survivors

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.

p10Special Christmas stockings for the homeless

Mariah Smith launched a crusade to help the homeless and many are eager to help.

p11Local Girl Scout makes 2,000 cards for troops

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.

p12Neighbors help save boy who fell through thin ice

They saved an 11-year-old who fell through a frozen pond in Virginia Beach off Indian River Road.