Local woman honored for community service

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG) - A few weeks ago we introduced you to Ms. Angel, a woman from Washington County who has been feeding thousands of people since Hurricane Michael. When we brought you her story, we had no idea it would help her get the recognition she deserves.

Ms. Angel has received a lot of recognition for her community service work. She has fed thousands of people since Hurricane Michael. (WJHG)

"It makes me feel great, but like I said before, I'm not in it for the recognition," Angel Belcher said.

Ms. Angel hasn't fed thousands of people since the hurricane to get recognized, she does it out of the kindness of her heart. But recently, she's been getting a lot of attention.

"Getting attention is great also but, I just basically I want to do what God has for me to do, I want to continue being a vessel," Belcher said.

The First Lady of Florida, Casey DeSantis, honored Ms. Angel, along with two other local women, with her medal for courage, commitment, and service. But that wasn't the only honor she's recently received, next came a call from the White House.

"I was totally just shocked," Belcher said.

She was flown with her family to Washington, D.C. for the Fourth of July. Ms. Angel toured the White House, attended the President's Fourth of July celebration, and was honored by the president during the event.

"I just sat there and it was like it wasn't real," Belcher said.

Ms. Angel said she doesn't serve the community for the recognition.

"If anyone is in need and they need something all they have to do is give me a call, or come by and we will make sure they get supplies," she said.

Even if there are no more awards on the way, this Everyday Hero has big plans to continue feeding and serving the community.

Contact Ms. Angel at (850)-260-6674.

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