Even small gifts change lives

Community Connect

In Sickness and in Health

When Kevin Wallevand was given Community Connect funds to pass on, he knew right away he wanted to donate the money to Jodell Johnson and her family. As a young mother and school teacher, Jodell suffered a life-altering stroke. Since the event, she's been bound to life-sustaining machines and lives in a facility where her needs can be met. Her husband is by her side as much as possible while raising their two daughters. With the Pay It Forward funds, the family plans to purchase a van so that Jodell can be more involved by going on occasional outings with her family.