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Happy Headline News: 86-Year-Old Georgia Man Donates $400K in Recycling Profits to Charity

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Aw, the Jennings family…from Ringgold, Georgia.  Thirty years ago, Johnny Jennings and their only son, Brent, decided to have some of their quality time spent walking, talking and picking up trash that was recyclable.

Their ‘civil duty’ really paid off.  Johnny’s son, Brent, commented to ABC News, “When I bought my first house, I had enough from recycling to make my first down payment on my home.”

Johnny knew this was his calling as early as his teenage years, when three little boys grabbed his legs and asked him if he would be their daddy.  That’s when Johnny decided to become a part of Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes, whose mission is to ‘promote the spiritual, physical and emotional well-being of children, youth and families.’

 

Thanks to recycling, $10,000 to $15,000 is raised every year.  This act of kindness to help finance a family’s adoption costs, of the many examples, makes it so worth it.  It’s a win, win for everyone, involved.

“Johnny Jennings is one of the most gracious individuals I have ever met,” said Dr. Kenneth Z. Thompson. “I have always admired his quiet, humble spirit, his commitment to helping others and most of all, his love for the children in our care. We are so blessed to have someone of his character dedicated to serving our ministry.”

It’s stories like these, I’ll tell ya…,

Lisa

 

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