Kindness Of "Strangers" Raises Money For Carl Wheeler

10:50 PM, Mar 24, 2012   |    comments
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Level Cross, NC -- The outpouring of support for Carl Wheeler and his mom who must care for him around the clock continues to spread throughout the Triad.

Last summer a drunk driver plowed into Wheeler and Darren Jones.

Wheeler was helping Jones push a mini-van that had stalled near the interstate.

The crash killed Jones and paralyzed Wheeler.

Saturday night people in Randolph County stepped in to help a man they've never met.

More than 20 Triad area restaurants donated the food so the gospel sing and supper could serve up a good meal at $7 a plate, and try to make the Wheeler's tragic turn of events a little easier to handle.

"Before I die I want to do something that counts in this life, and this is going to be one of them," said Co-Organizer Kaye Hilton.

"I could easily say I'll pray for him, but we need to have feet on those prayers," added Rita Kivett, Co-Organizer.

Saturday night's event raised $1,800.

There's another benefit for Carl Wheeler Sunday in Burlington at the Front Street Public House from 2pm-6pm.

The food and music cost $10.

You can also make donations to the "2 Those Who Care/Wheeler Family" fund at any Triad area BB&T Bank Branch.

WFMY News 2

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