Man Shows Spirit of Giving

Cold, ice, and wintery conditions are difficult to deal with at any age, but especially when you're older.

With the holiday season upon us, it's the time of the year to look out for one another.

One man's selfless actions help three people at once.

For three months Charles Hoard's been coming to the Gospel Mission Food Pantry - after losing his job.

Every Wednesday, Hoard noticed an elderly woman waiting for owner, Candy Waite.

But last week she never showed up.

Turns out the woman had lost her license due to her eye sight.

The woman also routinely picked up food from the pantry for two other friends, so Hoard offered his help.

"I just mentioned to Candy that I can run it by there, if it wasn't too far away," he says. "And she told me where the ladies lived and called them to see if it was okay that I came by, and I just wanted to help out."

"It's wonderful seeing people help each other," says Waite. "That's what it's all about. You can help people in small ways that means so big to them, so much to them."

Waite says sometimes it's the little things that really count.

It's important to check in on your neighbors, espeically the elderly.

Shoveling snow or cooking a little extra dinner and bringing it over are just some examples.


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