Restaurant Week organizers are donating $1 from each meal to the PB&J Fund, a non-profit that strives to make a good food easily accessible to local kids. Jennifer Black has more on how you can be a hero this week.
This week's hero, Sarah Hunter, is a woman who spent part of her summer months doing something not many other people spend time doing. She just returned from the African nation of Rwanda, where she participated in an advocacy campaign.
This week's hero, Tracy Fewell, was told by doctors he would spend his life in a wheelchair. Nowadays, you can find Fewell on the grounds of the University of Virginia, but if you're looking for him in a wheelchair, you won't find him. Instead, he chooses a faster set of wheels.
This week's hero, Michael Jones, has moved all over the country, but now calls Charlottesville home. Each stop along the way, Jones has left a mark with his Music for HOPE organization, which works to bring hope to the future through music.
This week's segment features a local band of full-time IT professionals who like to jam on the side. They're promoting a song that has a very special meaning for coal miners. CBS19's Jennifer Black takes a closer look at the band, Rockhouse Railway, and their song, "Coal River."
After spending time at West Point Military Academy, this week's hero worked for more than four decades as the Head of Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia. Despite retiring from the university setting, he still volunteers in sports medicine.
For some people it's tough just to get to church on Sundays. However, that's not the case for Patricia Carter, who pays a visit to her Charlottesville church every night of the week. In this week's Jennifer's
Heroes, Jennifer black introduces this hero of faith.
On Tuesday, Marilyn Fantino celebrated her 78th birthday, and Friday she will travel to Washington D.C. to be honored with a volunteer award. Sunday, Fantino and her three sons will celebrate Mother's Day, but for now, she's this week's hero.
In less than 48 hours you can learn how to stand up for a child who has been abused or neglected. This week's hero has realized just how small a sacrifice that is and why it's made a difference of a lifetime for several area children.
Debbie Crosby-Louis has worked many jobs, including as an investment banker on Wall Street. She now works as an image consultant and volunteers her time showing men, women and local students how to build their self-confidence.
An Albemarle County mom routinely celebrated the birthday of her twins by working on a service project. The idea grew into a group of kids known as Helping Hands. CBS19's Jennifer Black explains how their hands and hearts make them heroes.
Recent events, including a fight at the Fashion Square Mall, have some residents questioning whether there are enough community activities for area teens. In this week's Jennifer's Heroes, Jennifer Black introduces us to the man behind a project working to change that.
For many of us, getting out of bed and finding the energy for an early morning step aerobics class just isn't going to happen. In this week's Jennifer's Heroes, Jennifer Black introduces us to one man who literally jumped at the opportunity to make it to every class he could at ACAC.
This week's hero, Ashley Sisti, is a dancer. Although, she knows it's not the kind of dance you're used to seeing. Sisti, a University of Virginia graduate, will return to Charlottesville's Paramount Theater Friday to perform with the AXIS Dance Company.
You may recall that Jennifer Black told you about the heroic story of Becky Silver and her battle with Leukemia back in December. Now, just over two months later, this hero is getting help to fight the disease once again.
When we think of kids on the computer, we typically imagine them spending countless hours playing virtual video games or surfing social networking sites. However, in this week's Jennifer's Heroes, Jennifer Black explains why that's not the case in one local computer lab.
Many times, when foster children travel from one home to another, they carry their belongings in a garbage bag. At the suggestion of an area social worker, senior citizens are helping lighten the load for children already carry a heavy burden.
Team USA currently has 26 medals in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and back here in the states there's a way to enjoy the climbing medal count and be a hero of your own. The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is taking $1 off adoption fees for every medal won.
Individuals who work on the front lines of long-term senior care gathered in Charlottesville earlier this week for a two-day convention. Amid a series of workshops, several attendees were recognized for their hard work. Two of them are this week's Jennifer's Heroes.
Brian Seal is a man on a mission. He has a big heart and a big tractor to help him out. In this week's Jennifer's Heroes, Jennifer Black found out what motivates this Crozet man to move mountains of snow in his neighborhood.
Managers at Reid Super-Saver Market on Preston Avenue say there's one employee they can count on to show up no matter what Mother Nature decides to drop down. CBS19's Jennifer Black profiles Linda Lamb in this week's Jennifer's Heroes.
A day in the life of your family dog usually includes eating, drinking, sleeping, and maybe a walk or two, but not all dogs take it that easy. In this week's Jennifer's Heroes, Jen Black profiles one service dog who is hard at work.