Larry Wood spends his time helping others.
"Our thought has always been, if we can strengthen the weakest link then the whole community is strengthened."
He's part of a charity called Perry Volunteer Outreach.
Once a week Wood meets and greets folks at Christ Lutheran Church in Perry where they serve hot meals to people in need.
"Christ Lutheran is a wonderful congregation that partners with us. Every Friday at noon they serve a hot meal to people, no questions asked. They serve 60 to 70 people a week."
Wood says their outreach program does more than just feed people.
"We also provide help with people's bills,home repairs, transportation to the doctor's offices, and other help for indigents and the elderly."
They also have a shelter that houses women and their children called Grace Village. Michelle Browning says she turned her life around with their help.
"I went to prison and I came out of prison with a 27 year addiction. I went to prison because of my lifestyle and the choices I made. I went to Grace Village and they gave me a new start," said Browning.
"We take them not only to feed and shelter them but we offer day programs as well that teach them live skills, computer skills, job skills, even counseling," said Wood.
Wood says they wish they had a shelter like Grace Village for men. He says they're working on it in hopes of giving men in the area a place that they can use to also get back on their feet.
"We usually have to refer people back to macon. We have one on the drawing board for maybe a few years down the road," said Wood.
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