Growing up poor created a desire to help others within the heart of Darrell Ward. "I love helping anyway I can," said Ward as he clutched a Bible in his left hand. "I grew up poor and the Lord put this on my heart." The 60-year-old Lake County, Tenn., native gives away shoes for children in need near his home on U.S. 45 in Eastview. Some of the shoes have been donated while Ward purchased others to provide for children. It's something he has been doing for around three years. "I am not asking for anything in return," he said. "On a pretty day, I put out the shoes and give them away." Ward, who moved to McNairy County in 1996, has provided around 150 pairs of shoes over three years.
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