Many people use Thanksgiving as an opportunity to volunteer and give back to their communities, but for one Louisiana woman, every day is a reason to help out. CBS News’ Michelle Miller met Alma Johnson, known affectionately as the “neighborhood nanny.”
Johnson starts every day minding a huge pot over a fiery stove. She runs what has become an unofficial daycare for a community in desperate need of a caring hand. For as long as this grandmother can remember, she’s been caring for dozens of her littlest neighbors in Crowley, Louisiana. And while the food she provides may sometimes run low, she never lets it run out.
“My house is never empty. Never. Seven days a week, always has some kids in it,” Johnson said. “I just love them, ’cause I made a promise to the Lord and he gave me the strength to do it.”
That strength is helping …
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