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Touching Surprise as We Care Feeds the Homeless

BROOKSVILLE – There’s a chill in the air and for many Floridians this is the best time of the year to enjoy the outdoors and all the beauty that our state has to offer. But there are hundreds of people who dread the winter months because the drop in temperature means finding shelter and maybe a warm meal now and then.

We Care is a local non-profit organization that helps those in need and for the 3rd year in a row, the group provided free food for the homeless, Sunday, with the help of Luigi’s Pizza on Broad Street.

I met with Sandra Knox, who runs the organization, and she said they provided over 125 meals in just a few short hours. Knox says, “We help local residents who help themselves… A lot of people are single vehicle families. If their car breaks down, they can’t go to work.” We Care helps those people by purchasing the part needed to repair their car. “We’ve even helped people pay a utility bill or drop of meals if they are homebound,” says Knox.

Before meeting with Knox, RNRF received an email from her daughter, Jodie Elliott, who wanted to share a few words about how proud she is of the work her mother is doing for the community.

Elliott wrote in part “I see a woman who had a dream. A woman who at the time couldn’t achieve that dream but a woman who never gave up. I see someone who wakes up every morning, checks her messages for people who may need help, no matter how big or too small. I see a woman who puts together car washes, yard sales, full fills little ones wishes for Christmas, school uniform drives, helps parents in need and volunteers for all kinds of things. I see a woman who stresses over other people’s worries but who also continues to keep a smile on her face.” Elliott went on to say “This amazing woman is my mother. And I’m proud to say that.”

Knox had just read her daughter’s letter moments before our interview and she could barely talk as tears streamed down her face. I asked Knox to share her thoughts about her daughter’s letter; she said, “It was amazing… As a parent you hope that you’re teaching your children well, but you really don’t know. At this time of year, it’s the best present I could get.”

We Care depends on donations from individuals and local business, like Luigi’s Pizza, to continue their efforts in helping the needy. If you would like to help We Care, you can call Sandra Knox at 352-585-8631 and visit them on Facebook by clicking this link: WE CARE FACEBOOK

You can also view a short clip of our interview with Knox by clicking this link: RNRF VIDEO NEWS REEL

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  • GREAT WORK FROM A GREAT WOMAN!!!!

    Thursday, 26 November 2015, 1:11 pm
  • I love the good news stories on RNRF. Please keep them coming! Thank you

    Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 9:59 pm
  • Good Lady, Good people, God Bless ya all

    Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 8:16 am
  • Sandy does what other people only think or wish about. She is God’s hands in action; each of us can be the “pockets”. With more support, she will reach even more people!

    Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 7:29 am
  • This is so amazing! I had no idea you were doing this in the community!! So good to see some good news for once!! Keep it up!

    Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 2:00 am
  • I’m so proud of you. Xoxo

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 9:48 pm
  • If only more people had the compassion and determination this young woman has. You are truly an icon and making a huge difference in the lives of many people. May God bless you above and beyond all you ask or think!

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 8:38 pm
  • Thank you, Tom for this great report! They ARE good poeple in our area, and they are awesome! God is good and she is blessed for all she does! Will check in on her mission!

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 8:30 pm
  • God Bless you, Sandra Knox for having such a beautiful heart! 🙂

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 8:21 pm
  • I am originally from Brooksville, it is wonderful to hear a sweet story from home. Sandra, I didn’t know you did this but it is wonderful that you do!! Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and A Blessed New Year to all!!

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 6:14 pm
  • Thank you Ms Knox, if only we had more people like you, this world would be a better place. God Bless you. And he will.?

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 4:12 pm
  • Amazing! God bless this woman with everything she needs to help others. Great job Ms Knox

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 2:49 pm
  • Sandy truly is an Angel here on earth! She does so much in so many different ways, she always has; it’s in her heart, it’s who she is and I’m proud to know her & call her friend ever since I met her when her children were little. <3 Ms Linda

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 1:17 pm
  • She’s definitely an angel. I love her to pieces. Always there for whoever needs her. I have her back.

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 11:43 am
  • Finally someone good in brooksville being featured. Bless her.

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 11:27 am
  • My momma is awesome!

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 10:58 am
  • Too bad the goobermint doesn’t help people that help themselves! Today if you work the goobermint cuts off help! Sit on you butt and the free stuff rolls in! GO FIGURE!

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 9:47 am
  • God Bless you!!

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 9:47 am
  • Our own awesome home time Angel… So glad to call you my friend!!!! Love You

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 9:43 am
  • more Merry Christmas !

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 9:36 am
  • That is wonderful. Thank you to all who made this possible.

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 9:14 am

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