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Church food pantry ‘blessed’ following appearance on WTVR Heroes Among Us segment

Posted at 11:35 AM, Jun 19, 2015

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- One month after Kiara Weatherless appeared on WTVR's Heroes Among Us segment to explain why she wanted vegetables for her birthday, the coordinator of the food pantry at the Greater Nazarene Church in Hanover County called the appearance a blessing.

Just before her seventh birthday, Kiara decided she did not want presents, rather she wanted to help. When she learned supplies were low at the Greater Nazarene Baptist Church's food pantry, Kiara requested fellow members of the congregation donate canned food instead of giving her a birthday gift.

"I wanted food for the pantry so that everyone that is poor can get their food," Kiara said.

This week, Almon Hall, the Food Pantry Coordinator for Greater Nazarene Baptist Church, reached out to WTVR with an update.

"I wanted to share with you some of the results of the Heroes Among Us," Hall wrote. "God has really blessed! There were other Heroes Among Us (inside and outside of our congregation) who were willing to make cash donations and food donations! We are so thankful."

"Please let your producers know that the Heroes Among Us segments are a blessing to others who watch," Hall continued. "Little Miss Kiara really did inspire others (as do each of the featured heroes) because of her caring and giving spirit."

Heroes Among Us nomination

Greg McQuade and CBS 6 News are featuring local heroes in a weekly “Heroes Among Us” segment. Watch Greg’s reports Thursdays on CBS News at 6 or here on WTVR.com. If you would like to nominate someone to be featured on “Heroes Among Us,” click here to email heroes@wtvr.com.