|Carlos Dunlap and Bobby Lovell loaded up the truck and brought Christmas to 22 local families. This family was one that has had a incredibly back string of circumstances.|
Dunlap, Al Lovell, Bobby Lovell and his son Jaxson, hand-delivered the holiday cheer to the families.
"It was important for me to show my young son the importance of helping others and focus on giving instead of getting," said Bobby Lovell. "It was a fulfilling and joyful experience."
The smiles on the faces of the families made the day worth it. The picture that starts this article illustrates that.
The Dennards are having a tough time. Mom is trying her hardest to support her three young children all the while dealing with cancer treatments. She was diagnosed last year. Her husband recently passed away from an infection following a surgical procedure.
"It seems as though she just keeps getting dealt a raw deal," said Lovell. "We were happy to be able to help with this small gesture. Luckily, we also made a few gift bags with some treats and things for a few of the worst situations where it looked like it was needed most. This seemed to be one of those cases. The look on the kids' faces were priceless and a mother crying because of joy is not too bad either."
Lovell said they were very appreciative of their tree, ornaments, topper, gifts & candy and the act of giving impacted them positively as well. Lovell said that it affected him so much, they wanted to do more.
So this week, they are doing just that.
"We will be filling a truck up with new coats and gifts for children and delivering them to local families in need," he said.
|Carlos Dunlap with Bobby Lovell and Lovell's son Jaxson. FTM file.|
|Dunlap, Al Lovell, Bobby and Jaxson.|