RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Several area individuals were honored recently as part of the Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes Awards.

Jen Koym, Lorretta Johnson-Morgan, and Kate and Tori Butler were recognized by the personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, which has been celebrating people for their community efforts for 15 years.

Koym is the founder of LilyPads Housing, a no-cost, short-term housing service using volunteer homes that serves families of patients undergoing treatment at UVA Children's Hospital.

Johnson-Morgan is one of the founders of Fluvanna Leaders for Race & Diversity, which works to provide opportunities for people in Fluvanna.

The Butler sisters started a vintage store to raise funds for Teddy Bear Brigade, which provides stuffed animals to children suffering after natural disasters and other traumas.

“For the past fifteen years at the Allen Law Firm, we have highlighted local leaders who embody the firm’s values of service, care, compassion, community and family,” said Jason Konvicka, President of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen. “We are committed to protecting the injured and carrying out our work in service to others, and it’s clear that each of this year’s Hometown Heroes shares these values and are generating positive change in their communities.”