I grew up on a farm in Dunn, just East of Rayville. I served in the Army, 1st Infantry, from January of ‘66 to May of ‘68, and was stationed in Vietnam. When I first got out of the service, I worked for 26 years offshore. When the ’82 oil field shutdown happened, I went into truck driving, and I drove cross country for a while, then several years locally. In 1987, I had a big truck tire explode in my face, and I had to have several surgeries. After that, I went to nursing school, and spent 9 years as an ER nurse, but I got burnt out. Then I went to work for Tifton Aluminum until I retired.
I still have some issues with my sinuses from the tire explosion, and I also have PTSD. I go to the VA Hospital in Jackson for my medical care. My monthly bills run around $900, and I’m living on a fixed income.
I’ve been on the Food Bank’s Senior program for 3 years now. It comes in handy especially after I pay my bills and living expenses. With the help of the box of food at least I’m able to eat. If not, I would have to skip some meals several days out of a month. Everything you do to help people is greatly appreciated.
You can make a difference for seniors like David. It takes lots of wonderful donors and volunteers to make this program possible. It costs just $100 to provide a senior in our community with a food box every month for a whole year. Just think what that would mean to a senior in need. Give or Volunteer today!