Reggie Allen creates a safe place for area high school students waiting for the bus in high-crime, high-drug areas.
Updated: Friday, 19 Nov 2010, 6:20 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 19 Nov 2009, 3:59 PM EST
HAMPTON, Va. - SOMEONE ONCE SAID – “YOU WILL FIND AS YOU LOOK BACK UPON YOUR LIFE, THAT THE MOMENTS THAT STAND OUT ARE THE MOMENTS WHEN YOU HAVE DONE THINGS FOR OTHERS.”
If this is true, this honoree will have many moments that stand out to him. Every school day, he opens the doors of Brighton Rock Church to offer neighborhood teens a safe place to wait for the bus. Last year, 40 students attended this bus stop daily, and because of his efforts the graduation rate at Wilson high School went up. He volunteers with the Civic League and spends hours driving the neighborhood patrol car to keep the area safe. He regularly volunteers at Portsmouth Naval Hospital and participates in the Portsmouth Drug Court Program. He also picks up leftover food from the local Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Pizza Hut to serve or distribute to needy individuals in our community.
WE ARE HAPPY TO HONOR REGGIE ALLEN AS ONE OF WAVY-TV'S 2009 10 WHO CARE.
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