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LB man recognized by New Orleans Saints

John Armstrong was recognized by the Saints for putting others before himself. (Photo source: WLOX News) John Armstrong was recognized by the Saints for putting others before himself. (Photo source: WLOX News)
LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) -

An NFL team is thanking a Long Beach man for being a team player when it comes to helping the community. On Sunday, during halftime the New Orleans Saints recognized John Armstrong as the $10,000 prize winner of the team's Community Quarterback award.

Armstrong volunteers for Harrison County Retired Senior Volunteer Program. He makes small home repairs and builds wheelchair ramps for senior citizens who can't afford to pay for them. RSVP officials said that program is where Armstrong's prize money will go.

"I like what I do. I've been doing this since before Katrina. You just meet the most wonderful people. People who are trying to help themselves and just need a hand up is what we say. And it's just really rewarding to do that. To be able to do that. I'm blessed that I can do it. I'll be 77 next week and still able to do this kind of stuff. It's just a given for me," said John Armstrong.

Harrison County RSVP officials said they would like to use the prize money to buy Armstrong a new van. They said currently he has one with 380,000 miles that breaks down often. But that's against the contest rules so RSVP is hoping someone in the community can donate a utility vehicle that is dependable.

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