(WREX) — We continue to honor Black leaders in the community in our 13 Heroes series.
On Monday, we recognized Virgil Hobson, who is a board member at 100 Strong, a non-profit in Rockford.
Hobson works with kids and teaches them landscaping skills.
Hobson was nominated by Michelle Gorham, who is a supporter at 100 Strong.
Michelle says Virgil offers kids mentoring, encouragement and is a wonderful example of hard work, learning and being a kind human being.
Virgil also regularly spreads information on food pick-up sites, shares inspirational messages and collects boots and warm clothing to give to others.
We feature a new 13 Hero every night on 13 News at 6.