Hughes and Coleman Hometown Hero: Walter Norris

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Walter Norris might be the only man in Bowling Green with a garage filled with walkers, wheelchairs and crutches.

Collecting and giving away wheelchairs is just one of the ways Walter gives back to others.

Walter also collects shoes through the Soles 4 Souls organization. He first got involved with the program about a decade ago and has since collected and donated truck-loads full of shoes.

"I've had shoe drives with the Living Hope Baptist Church and Christian Family Radio where we've collected over four or five thousand pairs of shoes," said Norris.

In addition to the shoes and wheelchairs, Walter also works with the Salvation Army as a bell ringer during the holidays and has made a lasting impact.

"I had collected the most money out of any bell ringer, over $1,300 dollars," said Norris.

Norris also donates spare change for the coming holiday season. These are all donated to a church in Midway, Kentucky to help fund mission trips for kids.

For giving of his time, and giving back to others in so many ways, we honor Walter Norris as this week's Hughes and Coleman Hometown Hero.

"It just makes me feel good of helping the organization and the people," he said.

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