ABC11 Together: Making a Difference in the Community

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Sunday, December 11, 2016
ABC11 Together makes a difference in the community
Highlights from our favorite ABC11 Together stories from 2016

The strength of the human spirit is great, and the willingness to help others is inspirational. It's these characteristics for which our community is known.

It's been a special year of neighbors helping neighbors, strangers helping strangers, and ABC11 Together spotlighting good deeds and community needs.

North Carolina poet Maya Angelou once said, "When you give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed."

It's in that spirit that ABC11 Together highlights ways our community gives back to others.

Watch the videos in the players below for some of the most memorable stories from 2016.

Highlights from our favorite ABC11 Together stories from 2016
A look back at our favorite ABC11 Together stories of 2016
A look back at the most memorable ABC11 Together stories from 2016
A look back at the most touching ABC11 Together stories from 2016

Want to learn more about these stories? Check out the links below:

Elderly man surprised with act of kindness at Chapel Hill auto shop

Raleigh man provides free lawn care for the elderly

Teens of mission trip repaid homes in Fayetteville

Community pitches in to make home wheelchair-friendly

Hometown hero family receives their new home

Holly Springs officer helps family with his own money

NC collects 10,000 bottles of water for Flint, Michigan

Kids' lemonade stand raises money for law enforcement

Raleigh man collecting supplies for Louisiana flood victims

Hope Mills Alzheimer's facility gutted by floods

Tarboro animal shelter gets help after flooding

Thank you! ABC11 viewers make Matthew food drive a huge success

Food Drive items already helping feed Goldsboro victims

ABC11 Together Food Drive collects more than 1 million meals

Honoring 9/11 victims with day of service

Fun and fireworks in downtown Raleigh

La Fiesta is a party for all

Sights and sounds from Cary's Lazy Dayz

ABC11 joins the Angels Among Us 5K in Durham

Stogner Strong: Walk to Defeat ALS

Larry Stogner, veteran ABC11 anchor, dies

Family, friends come out to ABC11 Match Madness

Raleigh 9-month-old gets his bone marrow match

Local contractors donating life-changing bathroom renovation

With help from ABC11 viewers, Wake Forest mom finally gets special van

Knightdale woman gets dream porch in time for the holidays

Family struggles to get modified van for wheelchair

Father's lost class ring returned to Cary woman

Duke cancer patient, 13, gets dance video birthday wish

Superheroes swoop in to cheer up terminally ill child

Girl with rare condition gets heartwarming surprise

Boy with cerebral palsy becomes an ABC11 weatherman