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Cash for Kindness: Helping a Band of Angels

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Melanie Hudson reacts to news she's this week's "Cash for Kindness" recipient. Melanie Hudson reacts to news she's this week's "Cash for Kindness" recipient.
Thomas Merrett talks about his nomination for "Cash for Kindness". Thomas Merrett talks about his nomination for "Cash for Kindness".
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PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) -

Just when you think no one is watching someONE will notice your good works. It happened to a Prattville woman recently. She and some of her co-workers got together to start a mission to help the homeless. 

Through word of mouth others started hearing about it and wanted to help. Now, she's getting recognition for her kindness.

By day Melanie Hudson works at a dentist's office, but on the weekend some say she works as an angel.  She spends her time helping the homeless in Montgomery through a program she helped start. It's a program called "Hope for the Forgotten." Each Sunday they hand out clothing, food and personal hygiene products to those in need.

Thomas Merrett learned about her good deeds during a visit to the dentist's office with his daughter. Wanted to know how he could help was an immediate reaction.

"I said we need to find out how we can help Melanie, so we contacted you at WSFA and said this is a great project for "Cash for Kindness."

We agreed, meeting Merrett and handing him $120 he gladly passed along to Melanie.

We caught up her at work surrounded by a band of angels.  Her co-workers are also apart of "Hope for the Forgotten."

"We just go out on Sunday afternoons and give clothing to the homeless and find out their needs," she explained.

When asked what would make her job a bit easier, her answer was money. $120 should help a little. Thomas Merrett agrees.

"This is one of the reasons why I wanted to make sure she knew the things she was doing was going to be rewarded."

The money is a reward for her kindness, and we hope it will help her continue her mission.

If you'd like to nominate someone for "Cash for Kindness"  send an email to Vlawson@wsfa.com

Don't forget to put "Cash for Kindness"  in the subject line. 

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