Topic: Neighbors in Need
Rain didn’t stop hundreds of people from helping fulfill a dying boy’s wish that the hungry be fed. Donations poured in at the “Stuff the Truck Thursday” food drive, which KOMO-TV in Seattle, Wash., dedicated to Brenden Foster, an 11-year-old with leukemia whose last wish was that people in need be helped. His words caught the heart of viewers near and far, bringing lines of cars to the event. More than six semi-trucks were filled with food and nearly $90,000 was collected for Northwest Harvest and Food Lifeline. Foster saw television coverage of the amazing turnout his wish inspired just before he passed. “The remarkable thing about the event was that so many people turned out to donate, even people who don’t have much themselves. They wanted to support Brenden’s dream," said Holly Gauntt, KOMO news director.
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