Hero Central

Hero Central


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Newport chief rides across state for dog attack victim

2:37 PM, Aug 29, 2011

Newport Police Chief Maurice Shults started his motorcycle early Monday for a 900 mile roundtrip border-to-border benefit ride for 11-year-old Brandon Williams.

Guardsmen honored for rescue during electrical accident

5:19 PM, Jul 22, 2010

Thursday the Tennessee National Guard honored two local soldiers for their role in saving a fellow guardsman during an electrical accident at the Jefferson County Fair last year.

The Last Monday's Child

6:39 PM, Jul 5, 2010

After 30 years Monday's Child comes to an end.

Monday's Child: Ronnie

12:56 PM, Jun 28, 2010

Ronnie doesn't understand why his sisters have been adopted and he hasn't.

Operation Sharing connects donated goods to people in need

7:02 PM, Jun 24, 2010

A Christian charity in East Tennessee has already helped 300,000 people facing tough times.

Monday's Child: Dapriko

12:22 PM, Jun 21, 2010

Dapriko celebrates his15th birthday in about a month. The best present he could get would be an adoptive home.

Monday's Child: Santo

12:03 PM, Jun 14, 2010

This week's Monday's Child has big plans for his future: Santo, 16, dreams of a career in the NFL.

Monday's Child: Adam

5:24 PM, Jun 7, 2010

Adam wants a permanent home for his 13th birthday.

Teen, once paralyzed, walks at his 8th grade graduation

6:38 PM, May 24, 2010

Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, "It isn't sufficient just to want - you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want." Not only does 13 year old Ben Nadolsky look up to F.D.R., he knows exactly what he wants and how to get it. And, let's just say his 8th grade graduation at Episcopal School of Knoxville proved to be a miraculous stepping stone.

Local Resources
  • United Way of Greater Knoxville, Knoxville Tennessee

    United Way of Greater Knoxville is working to advance the common good in the local community with the help of over 46 partner agencies.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

    Provides emergency food assistance in an 18-county region around Knoxville. Information on programs, how to get involved, and a list of upcoming events.
  • Knoxville Area Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church with its own distinctive governance and practice. The Army's doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasize God's saving purposes
  • Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

    Habitat for Humanity is an independent, nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that partners with people of all beliefs. Knoxville Habitat for Humanity has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1985.
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