Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) – The effects of the pandemic are still being felt by many of us, and one man in Nashville says he found his purpose when he least expected it.
Now he uses it to help others.
One person’s trash is another’s treasure, and it couldn’t be more true for Walter Hindman. Mr. Hindman graduated from Auburn University and has big plans for his first job in the financial industry. but like many others, I lost my job during the pandemic. Hindman decided to go back to his roots and pick up his truck.
“During high school, I volunteered at the Oasis Center, so I knew that the Oasis Center had a great reputation for providing things to people in real need. “We have a rapid re-housing program that basically finds people who need things,” Hindman said. If there is, I will pick it up.”
He kept or recycled what was not given away. Hindman likened it to a junk-hauling service with a philanthropic element. They partner with Catholic charities and local organizations such as the Oasis Center to find those in need.
“They reached out to us and basically filled out a spreadsheet and said, ‘Okay, this is Nikki, this is her address. You need a bed, a dresser, a nightstand, a TV, or whatever,’ Hindman said. We will deliver it and set it up.”
Hindman found his purpose in helping others while igniting his inner entrepreneur.
“I think it was God’s plan at first. If you’re planning to go to school and study certain things and get a job doing certain things in certain places, it’s pretty wild to think about. It doesn’t work out that way, but it’s amazing how it eventually works out,” he said.
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