Wednesday November 13, 2019

Community honors veteran with Blessing Box

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Wayne Fisher is a lifelong resident of Kannapolis and currently lives about a mile up the road from Vietnam Veterans Park in the New Haven Park community.

A veteran of the Vietnam War himself, Fisher dedicated his civilian life to serving his community.

He is humble about his volunteer work, which included distributing food at a local crisis center and helping neighbors with yard mowing or tree limb removal.

When Fisher received a diagnosis of cancer, he was no longer able to actively volunteer. His neighbors noticed the impact that made on his spirit and decided to honor him.

Of all the work he had done, Fisher spoke of his desire to deliver food to those in need—that’s when his neighbors came up with the idea for a Blessing Box.

The neighbors approached park staff and built the Blessing Box themselves. More than 40 of Fisher’s friends and neighbors came together in February 2019 to dedicate the box.

The Servants of the Most High God Fellowship Group continue Fisher’s work as sponsors of the Blessing Box. Anyone can anonymously visit the box and pick up donated items, which include food and toiletries. The box is located at the park entrance and is accessible 24 hours a day.

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