Community member living the legacy of MLK

When times are hard, having someone to be an advocate for you can make all the difference.

“As long as I am able to breathe, I will find a way to give back,” said Tchernavia Montgomery, chief program officer at Crisis Assistance Ministry.

Montgomery’s selfless dedication is evident with every word she speaks — and more importantly, her actions.

“I am a community servant at heart and this organization has allowed me to fulfill that,” she said.

For three years, she’s dedicated her life to the mission at Crisis Assistance, helping those down on their luck who need a hand, and who need someone to listen to. Because of the pandemic, that help is needed now more than ever.

Montgomery is one of the many people who will be profiled in an inspiring, one-hour program that will showcase how members of our community are reflecting on and honoring Dr. King’s legacy.

WSOC-TV anchor Damany Lewis also has a very special surprise for Montgomery that you don’t want to miss.

From a dream to a destiny, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision still inspires people today.

The Dr. Martin Luther King National Holiday Celebration, presented in partnership with Atrium Health, the City of Charlotte and WSOCTV, will air Monday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed in celebrating and promoting the worth of every human being. In his pursuit of equal rights by nonviolent means, Dr. King encouraged diverse cultures to live together in a spirit of love, understanding and service to one another.

In that same spirit, the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, through its Community Relations Committee, came together to expand our community’s observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg MLK National Holiday Celebration.

If you have an inspiring story to share, email Kevin Campbell, public affairs manager at WSOC-TV/WAXN-TV/Telemundo Charlotte, at Kevin.Campbell@wsoctv.com.