Hurricane Florence has ravaged the Carolinas and left so many seeking safety in shelters. While there are those kind souls who have done their part to help by providing food, clothing, and more, there is still so much need.
One hundred percent aware of this, Shelli Tench of North Carolina, walked into a local Walmart armed with $50 and a heart full of compassion for hurricane victims.
After finding out that T-shirts and underwear were the greatest needs, she hoped to purchase a few items to help out the local shelter located at Garner Magnet High School.
Wanting to spread her $50 as far as she could, Shelli went to the manager on duty, Jeff, hoping to get a discount for the cause — but what she got was SO much more than that.
Read her viral Facebook post below to find out just what Jeff did to help victims that will absolutely FILL your heart with joy:
“This is a story about community, love and support.
I dropped off some water and diapers at the shelter at Garner Magnet High School. While I was there, I asked them with their greatest need was and their response was ‘T-shirts. We have people coming from all over and we can offer them hot showers but we don’t have clean clothes for them. So we need T-shirts and underwear.’ I said, ‘Let me see what I can do.’
I had $50 that I could spend so I headed to the only store open – Walmart Garner, located at 5141 NC-42, Garner, NC 27529 – went in, and ask for a manager, hoping he would give me some kind of discount to make that money go further. Instead, I got a blessing.
When Jeff Jobes, the manager on duty, heard about the plight of the people at the shelter he didn’t give me a discount. Instead, he armed me with one of his associates (Alex) and a shopping cart and told her to fill it… on him.
Y’all… $1,251 later, I was able to deliver 254 items of clothing to the evacuees at the Garner High shelter because Jeff the manager loves his community and he proved it with his actions.
This is what love looks like.
This is what community looks like.
This is what selflessness looks like.
Do me this favor… share this post far and wide and let’s make it go viral. Jeff deserves to be recognized for his example of honor, integrity, and community compassion.
To Jeff and the Walmart at 5141 NC-42, Garner, NC, you have my loyalty and my business from this day forward.
Hey Walmart … give Jeff a raise.
If you would like to financially help the victims of Hurricane Florence, you can make a tax-deductible donation through the American Red Cross.