Members of the congregation of Cherry Point United Methodist Church turned out Tuesday to load 4,500 pounds of food that had been donated by Food Lion as part of the store’s Food Lion Feeds program. That’s a lot of oranges, apples, carrots, potatoes and onions. That’s just half of it. Also on the pallets were canned vegetables, peanut butter, tuna fish, fruit cups and oatmeal.
"I used to be broker in London, sitting behind a desk, working 12 hour days, and it wasn’t for me," he explained. "Then I went and traveled the world and connected with people. And that’s what it’s all about. That’s where the magic is; connection. Heart to heart."
On his blog, Logothetis said he’ll board a ship from New York to Europe, adding he’ll do so “as a non-paying passenger. Kindness Rocks!”
—His journey is going to be filmed for a TV show too and will also be used to raise awareness and funds for Make a Wish International.
"I thought, ‘What if I couldn’t walk or run or ride my bike? What would that be like?’ " he says. "I wanted to help make life easier for somebody who couldn’t walk or run and didn’t have money for a wheelchair to help them get around."
Edit: The linked article says he sent 37 wheelchairs to Guam, Guatemala and “53” other countries, but I’m assuming the “53” is just transposed and is really supposed to be 35, as that is the only way that math would add up correctly.