ATLANTA -- 11Alive has been feeling the holiday spirit lately. We have been celebrating it with our 11 Days of Gift Giving.
On Tuesday, the 11Alive Help Desk helped the Butler Street YMCA grant Christmas wishes to some deserving kids.
At the Publix on Panola Road in Lithonia Wednesday, 11Alive was able to surprise two very appreciative ladies with free groceries.
Inga, a wonderful woman who at first said she could not take the money, had recently had congestive heart failure. She had only been out of the hospital for a week. She finally accepted the gift from Karyn Greer, and was truly thankful.
The second woman who received our help was Yolanda. She recognized Karyn Greer right away. As soon as she realized what we were doing, she started tearing up. She had recently lost her job and was living with her sister. With her cart filled with food, she was making dinner for her sister to show her appreciation.
Karyn Greer, the Help Desk, and 11Alive were able to brighten up the day, and maybe even the week of these two women. Their appreciation touched not only us, but also the people who were able to witness it.