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Payne named ‘Hometown Hero’

RICHMOND — Heart of Virginia Free Clinic Executive Director Pat Payne has been named a hometown hero a Richmond-based law firm.

Pat Payne

The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen announced the winners of the 2017 Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes award in celebration of acts of kindness and heroism in a press release recently.

According to the release, the public was asked to nominate heroes who inspire positive change in and around their communities.

“The Hometown Heroes award has become an annual tradition at Allen & Allen, allowing the law firm to honor over 400 individuals since 2010,” officials said in the release.

Payne is the founder of the Heart of Virginia Free Clinic, which serves almost 400 patients in Prince Edward and surrounding counties. According to the release, the winning Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes will be honored at a series of award events over the summer taking place in Richmond and Charlottesville.

“The law firm invites community members to join them in celebrating these extraordinary individuals,” officials said in the release.