With an increasing amount of Americans struggling to put food on the table, one generous West Virginia man has done a good deed after he donated 2 stimulus checks to food banks.
His move has solicited a huge reaction...
For almost a year now, life has been very different.
The world seemed to come grinding to halt.
Shops and restaurants closed.
People were told they couldn't go into work.
And as a result, incomes got smaller and putting food on the table became much harder.
So people had to start relying on other means such as food banks.
Now, pharmaceutical organizations from all around the world have been working tirelessly to discover a vaccine for months...
via: ShutterstockBut, to begin with, they didn’t have much luck.
However, some amazing news was brought to us some weeks ago.
American multinational pharmaceutical corporation, Pfizer and German biotechnology company, BioNTech have been working on a coronavirus vaccine for the last few months, and, it's finally ready.
The vaccine underwent its phase 3 study...
Which has enrolled thousands people in the U.S and in 5 other countries.
And as for the results?
Well, they were looking that good that some countries have started distributing the COVID vaccine out to their citizens.
Hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world have been waiting their turn to get the shot...
via: GettyAnd countries such as the United Kingdom have wasted absolutely no time in administering the vaccine.
However, despite this exciting news...
via: GettyOur world is not back to normal just yet.
With many people and businesses still struggling...
via: Getty ImagesSupport is still desperately needed.
So the news at the end of December that a new coronavirus relief package had finally been agreed upon was a relief for many.
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The second major stimulus bill, including $600 stimulus checks, during the pandemic was approved by Congress in Decemeber.
And stimulus checks have since begun rolling out to those eligible.
But despite the checks going to those eligible, not all felt that they needed them.
And so, they decided to help others out instead...
By donating the checks to food banks.
When Shannon Harshbarger received his stimulus check he decided that he didn't really have a need for it.
Since he wasn't struggling, the check was just surplus for him.
Unwilling to return the check though, Harshbarger decided he would donate it.
And so, he gave the money to the Facing Hunger Foodbank in Huntington.
As per Newsweek, Harshbarger spoke to WOWK 13 News and said, "Have you ever tried to send a check back to the federal government?"
"Keep it? I don't need it."
"I don't want the money."
"I volunteer at my church food pantry, Helping Hands Trinity Church of God, we give back to the community," he continued.
"The folks here provide us government commodities and food, and it's just the right thing to do."
""I've been blessed in my life....and it's just a way to give back to the community."
His generosity has been praised by many including the food banks director of development and communications, Belinda Chapman.
Chapman said that Harshbarger's ongoing donations had created 25,700 meals.
Think how many families he will have helped!
What an incredibly kind man.
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