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Give an 11Alive Wake Up Call

Give an 11Alive Wake Up Call

ATLANTA -- 11Alive News Today wants to perk up the mornings in metro Atlanta, but we need your help!

We're looking for workplaces, workout groups, schools and anyone else who wants to be part of the morning show and give Atlanta a "wake up call."

All you need to do is grab your smartphone and tape the group. Be sure to follow our script:

Designate one person to say the opening line: Hi, we're with (name of group, company, school, etc.).

Then, the entire group chimes in: This is 11Alive's Wake Up Call! Good morning from (your town)!

The wake up call should end with a cheer!

E-mail your video to 11AliveToday@11Alive.com.

Random Act leads to prom to remember

Random Act leads to prom to remember

MARIETTA, Ga. -- It all started when Donnie Gooding asked Jessica Wilson to be his Valentine.

The Lassiter High School students were looking forward to their prom, but without a wheelchair van for two, they had a problem.

Jessica's aunt asked for a Random Act of Kindness, and the 11Alive Help Desk turned to AMS Vans.

VIDEO | Random Act: A wheelchair van for prom

The high school sweethearts were thrilled this past week, when the big day arrived.

After Jessica and Donnie's story first aired, others in the community reached out to make their prom an affair to remember. A salon did Jessica's hair and makeup, a boutique gave her jewelry, and a florist designed their corsage and boutonniere.

Dobbins Chapel saved by students and anonymous donor

Dobbins Chapel saved by students and anonymous donor

LILBURN, Ga. -- Hundreds of school children cheer wildly as three retired military men make their way to the stage. 

The principal of Saint John Neumann Catholic school says to the assembled crowd, "You've achieved your goal. The chapel has been saved."

The children begin to cheer again. 

Hundreds attend AKA peace rally

Hundreds attend AKA peace rally

ATLANTA -- More than 200 metro Atlanta middle school students attended a peace rally and workshop hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. over the weekend.

The rally was a kickoff for 40 Days of Peace, which begins Monday. 40 Days of Peace is a commitment to kindness and service that encourages young people to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

At Saturday's rally, speakers encouraged attendees to stop bullying and stay out of gangs. Police officers gave a presentation on how to interact with law enforcement.

A concurrent workshop for the parents in attendance focused on implementing strategies to keep children safe and on the right track in life.

Marietta Police unveil new patch

Marietta Police unveil new patch

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Marietta Police Department has released its new uniform patch.

The new design "more boldy reflects Marietta, the community we so proudly serve and protect," according to police officer David Baldwin.

It features the department's core values: honesty, integrity, respect, teamwork, loyalty and professionalism. The design also includes a fountain to symbolize the city square, a plane for its ties to aviation, a cannon that represents its military history and a gem, as Marietta is known as the Gem City of the South.

The department is currently in the process of changing over to the new patch design. Baldwin says it should take a couple months to complete the transition.

FACAA gears up for Georgia Gives Day

FACAA gears up for Georgia Gives Day

ATLANTA -- The Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority (FACAA) recently announced Georgia Gives Day, to take place on Thursday, December 6.

According to the FACAA, Georgia Gives Day gives people across the state an opportunity to donate to their choice of a nonprofit organization, an effort in total to help change the lives of people in need.

Those participating can donate to a cause nearby by searching locations, or to a cause for a special reason, where organizations are listed by category.

For a list of the nonprofits taking part, visit www.gagivesday.org.