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After delivering clothing, he was hooked as a volunteer

Meet Larry.

He’s a regular in the kitchen and has a true passion for serving others.

“It’s an easy way to show the men the community cares about them,” Larry said.

Larry Bennet pic

Years ago, he delivered clothing to the shelter with his church and he was hooked.  Larry began helping his church with meals and soon took over leading monthly meal service for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte. 

When he retired about 6 years ago, Larry made an even bigger commitment to serving at Men’s Shelter of Charlotte.  He volunteers 1-2 times each week in the kitchen.

Our kitchen manager, Bob Breed, said Larry will do anything to help and often comes to the rescue!

“Its days when we’re shorthanded just before lunchtime – we’re scrambling to get ready and Larry appears.  He pitches in and lends a hand wherever we need it, and everything goes smoothly after that,” Breed said.

Larry says he enjoys working with the other volunteers and being there to encourage the men.

Thank you, Larry, for your dedication to ending homelessness. #NationalVolunteerWeek

 

 

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