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Ana Perez

Ana Perez

28-year-old Ana Perez collects and delivers donations for the homeless in San Bernardino, California. The homeless call her their “Green Eyed Angel” and look forward to seeing her.

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Kids’ Food Basket

Kids’ Food Basket founder, Mary K. Hoodhood created the non-profit in 2001 when a Grand Rapids Public School Principal told Mary K. about how she saw a student digging in a dumpster after school looking for food to take home. Mary K., who was already a long-time Meals on Wheels volunteer, wanted to help ensure Michigan students were getting adequate nutrition after school.

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Purple Heart Homes

Purple Heart Homes was founded for veterans by veterans Dale Beatty and John Gallina in 2008. Dale and John joined the North Carolina National Guard together in 1996. After the 9/11 attack they re-enlisted and both were severely wounded in Iraq on November 15th, 2004 when the humvee they were in hit a land mine. Dale lost both legs and John suffered a traumatic brain injury.

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Toni Hill

Toni Hill is the Founder of the Northeast Mississippi Birthing Project. Toni tells us she’s been fascinated with birth since the young age of 13 and in 2002 she officially became a doula.

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The Martel Family

The Martel Family

Randy and Jessica Martel of Enosburg Falls, Vermont fostered more than 20 children within the past 15 years, including Athena, whom they adopted three years ago. The teenager survived an abusive childhood and was raped at the age of six.

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Lisa Fitzpatrick

Lisa Fitzpatrick and APEX

In 2010, Lisa Fitzpatrick started APEX Youth Center in New Orleans after seeing kids in her neighborhood getting hurt and killed in gang related violence. She quit her job as an executive at a health-care company, her and her husband Danny sold their home, cars, and used their savings and retirement to fund the non-profit.

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Somy Ali

Somy Ali and No More Tears

Somy Ali was a famous Bollywood actress. Using her savings, she started the non-profit No More Tears to help victims of domestic abuse. Seven days a week Somy volunteers, leaving brochures in ethnic food stores, helping survivors escape their abusers, going with her survivors to court hearings and helping in any other way she can.

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