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County Road 12 -- They don't make 'em like that, anymore

    It's not often we find out what we're suppose to do in life at a young age. It took Lisa Thomas a while to figure it out too. But now she thinks she knows what it is and for the last three years it's been her mission. Debbie williams caught up with her, out along County Road 12.

 They just don't seem to make 'em like Lisa Thomas anymore. She's been called a guardian angel, "Hey Mr. Smith. How you doin' Miss Kathaleen? You doing alright today?" For these folks, she is. "Old grandma is hobbling. I don't know what I'd do if it wasn't for this youngin' feeding me. I don't know what I would do without her. I just love her." Lisa Thomas, feeds the hungry. "We have rice with chicken, blueberry cobbler and green beans."And she does it all, for free. "Everything is free. Everything is free."

Growing up in Brewton she knows the city well, but she always felt a little lost on these streets, searching. "Just really never had a solid foundation," she says between stops,"and even like five years ago I went,'Well Lisa what do you want to be when you grow up?' Well I have grown up, cause this is what I want to be." "My goodness she has the best meals." She knows her clients like they were a part of the family. "He usually gets stuff off the van. What about some corn flakes, peanut butter, apple juice." "We don't turn anybody away. If they are old or disabled course if they got money most of them already got people doing it so if they call you they need it."

 As much as her clients need her, Lisa Thomas needs them just as much.  That old adage, it's better to give than recieve, Lisa Thomas lives that everyday. "If you throw out positive seeds, they'll multiply and come back." It's a philosphy that makes the world a better place and it's certainly working for Lisa Thomas. In Brewton, Debbie Williams, along with photojournalist Frank Miles, somewhere out along County Road 12.

Lisa says the hardest part of her job is not getting up every monring at six o'clock to start cooking, it's finding volunteers and funds to keep "Needs on Wheels" on the road.

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