Inez Russell, Executive Director of Friends for Life named CNN Hero

Heroes Logo new tag v1aFriends for Life’s Executive Director, Inez Russell, has been chosen by CNN as a CNN Hero.

CNN Heroes honors everyday people for their selfless, creative efforts to help others. CNN receives thousands of nominations from around the world and each week features just one.

Inez Photo 2015

Gary Vogel, President of the Friends for Life Board of Directors, said about the award, “This is such a wonderful honor for Inez. She has dedicated her life to serving the elderly and adults with disabilities in the Waco area and around the state. Being honored on such a broad platform will bring so much recognition and awareness to the invaluable service that Friends for Life has offered for more than a quarter of a century.

In 1989, Inez Russell started Friends for Life in an effort to meet the needs of elderly and people with disabilities who lacked support and family.  Over the past 25 years, Friends for Life has expanded into 81 counties in Texas making it possible to reach thousands more.  Read the story and watch the CNN Heroes video here.

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