2007 Southern Hero Award

SouthernLink Wireless named Pat Jones, president and founder of the southeast chapter of Victims of Crime and Leniency, Alabama’s Southern Hero for 2007 for her efforts in helping victims of crimes in Alabama.

Jones was presented the award Thursday morning, along with a check for $1,000 at the Houston County Courthouse.

Jones was one of three recipients chosen from Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

"This check will help VOCAL for us to be able to help more victims, and we'll open the Wiregrass Angel House or another building that we're trying to get renovated, so we're excited about that," said Jones.

She became involved with supporting victims' rights following the murder of her mother in 1990.

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