When an elderly veteran called 911 because he was hungry, operator Marilyn Hinson took out a pen and began to write him a grocery list.
Clarence Blackmon had returned home to an empty refrigerator after months of cancer treatment. Too weak to walk and with no family in town, he called 911 and told the operator was hungry.
Instead of telling the 81-year-old he was tying up an emergency line, she solicited the help of two officers, and the group showed up at Blackmon’s house in Fayetteville, North Carolina to deliver the groceries and fixed him a ham sandwich.
“I’ve been hungry,” Hinson told WTVD. “A lot of people can’t say that, but I can, and I can’t stand for anyone to be hungry.”
Since then, donations have been pouring in for Blackmon, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be going to bed hungry anytime soon.
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