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Alabama NewsCenter — Two Birmingham, Alabama, nonprofits collaborate to strengthen families

| November 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am

By: Magdalena Phillips

With only pocket change and Greyhound bus tickets, Lehua Lewis traveled across the country with her family to Birmingham in 2012 for a fresh start.

Originally from Seattle, Lewis moved to Alabama after her oldest daughter passed away. Following a divorce from an abusive husband, the single mom stayed temporarily at Jessie’s Place, a center for women and children. She and her four children then relocated to public housing before struggles with substance use resulted in the state taking her kids away.

It took a year, but with the help of local ministries, Lewis found freedom from addiction. Then, she started volunteering at Birmingham-based Serving You Ministries (SYM).

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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