Sometimes bad things happen to good people. LeShawn Davis, UCC administrative assistant in Wider Church Ministries, is active in many community programs in Cleveland, including a teen-age tutoring program she funds.
But when the single mother was subjected to a home robbery, one of her colleagues decided to try to help replace her lost computer, iPod and digital camera, among other items. Because of Davis' generous spirit, UCC Executive Assistant Melina Higbee nominated her for the Fox 8 News "Pay It Forward" award, which gives $400 to a deserving person.
"We are blessed to have LeShawn on the Wider Church Ministries staff," said the Rev. Jim Moos, executive minister for Wider Church Ministries and one of the UCC's national officers. "Her integrity, commitment and courage are truly inspiring."