When Les Heggernes of Oak Park Heights, Minnesota, was 14, a boys club and mission gave him a safe place to stay and escape a rough family life. That was 80 years ago.
Now 94 years old, Les hasn’t forgotten all the help he got from that mission -- and he does his best to repay the debt he feels he owes and show his appreciation by donating supplies to keep things running.
Les collects towels and toiletry items, such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste and razors -- and assembles the items into “bath baskets.”
These baskets are then delivered to the 400 homeless people who stay at the shelter.
Les is able to see first hand how his donations help others, but also admits that he’s having fun with his efforts, joking that he’d like to set the Guinness world record for most bars of soap donated in one day by a senior citizen. (Daily Press)