Every week News 3 and our community partner Southern Bank team up to award citizens who are doing great things in their community with a People Taking Action award.
They are also given a $300 Visa gift card from Southern Bank.
At the end of the year we tell some of the favorite stories from the year and give you a change to vote for your #1 favorite!
Here's the top 12 from the past year. Voting has now closed but you can watch their stories in the links below.
If you'd like to read an entire story, links are below:
- Educator uses gardening to help students appreciate the environment
- Chesapeake teen shows his colors: Red, white and blue
- Retired educator is helping refresh folks by giving away something for free
- Local couple once homeless now giving back to others
- Local couple’s connection to depression helps raises money and awareness
- Virginia Beach woman throws huge baby showers for single moms
- Local former drill sergeant helps provide service dogs for veterans and first responders
- Virginia Beach restaurant manager spearheads campaign to feed hungry kids
- Local woman hosts fundraiser for nonprofit benefiting the homeless
- Local dad who volunteers as coach surprised with award
- Norfolk woman gives to those in need with her ‘giving tree’
- Local high school senior gives free ballet lessons to young students