organizations close to nori's heart



Team River Runner - South Alabama

 Team River Runner believes that every wounded and disabled veteran deserves the opportunity to embrace new challenges, invoke leadership, and promote camaraderie. Team River Runner provides an outlet to fulfill these beliefs – inviting wounded and disabled war veterans and their families to participate in adaptive paddling programs. 


 “To promote the development of the Country/Gospel Music Industry in each state and country through an International Association to promote and inform members of the industry and the public about resources available in the various states and countries for Country/Gospel Music production.”  This can be accomplished by bringing together the various State/International Country Music Associations and/or Foundations in an organized method. 

Alabama Music Association

 The Alabama Music Association purpose is to produce and conduct annual talent auditions for individuals in the Country, Gospel, and Bluegrass music styles.   The Alabama Music Association will conduct annual state-wide award shows and will host various other types of talent contests . We are a charter member of the North America Country Music Association International (NACMAI)  

Blinded Veterans Association


In 1945, a group of veterans blinded during World War II came together to form the BVA. Today we serve all veterans who are blind and visually impaired, by helping them with VA claims, blind rehab, and finding employment when they are ready.