Carter County Times
The Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP), founder Jean Adams, and volunteers would like to thank those who have helped them put a smile on the faces of more than 87 elderly and out of work individuals with gift bags this holiday season.
They started with a few and “it just kept growing until they reached 87 elderly,” said spokesperson Melissa Gibson in an email. “These bags contained everything from food to hygiene items, recreational items, homemade items and more.”
Jean and husband Eddie Adams, she explained, started putting the bags together from donated items and “just kept making them until all the items that had been donated were gone.”
Volunteers who delivered the goodie bags said the smiles, laughter and tears they saw when they knocked on doors with the bags in hand were beyond heartwarming.
The organization wishes to extend their thanks to all who donated funds, their time, and items for inclusion in the gift bags this holiday season.