Chipley woman recognized by President Trump

Angel Belcher was recognized by the President. (Source: WJHG)
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CHIPLEY, Fla. (WJHG) - "I recognized Angel's incredible work, helping thousands of families devastated by Hurricane Michael," President Donald Trump said.

The president praised panhandle native Angel Belcher at a conference in Miami, going on to say her volunteerism goes back 30 years.

"Over the years she and her husband have provided food, shelter, and care for more than 170 children, who needed a loving home," President Trump said.

This is the second time the president has honored Ms. Angel. Back in July, she was flown to Washington D.C. for the President's July Fourth Celebration. This time, Angel got a chance to thank the President for his support.

"Every time I call Washington D.C. they are right there for me, I'm going to continue to pray for my President, I'm going to continue standing for my President, because my President is there for me," Belcher said.

After sharing her story of helping others following Category Five Hurricane Michael, Angel got some help of her own. Samaritan's Purse sent a group of volunteers to Chipley to rebuild her damaged home.

With a new commercial kitchen, Angel can now continue to make meals for the community. It's been a whirlwind year for the Chipley native, receiving recognition on both the state and national level.

"It was just amazing to have the honor to go to Miami to speak," Belcher said. "I was a little nervous at first, 9,000 people, but I was honored."

Before the end of her speech in Miami, Angel shared a final message for the President.

"I would like to give this to you, and know, never give up, keep standing," Belcher said.

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