Four years ago, a North Texas man decided his family needed to know that giving at Christmas is about more than gifts under a tree, so Johnny Gee started helping those who have almost nothing.
Gee's group fills empty hands and hearts at Dallas' largest homeless camp.
“Soon as Thanksgiving is over, we start taking in donations,” said Gee. “In the last four years, we've filled a 26-foot truck.”
The volunteers aren’t part of any church or non-profit group, but they’re unified by one goal.
“People go through hard times, and that's what we're here to do,” said volunteer Kaleb Brown. “Just spread the love. That's what Christmas is all about.”
With their big truck and in their own cars, they trek to Tent City, a part of Dallas most never see or want to. It’s a growing homeless camp under I-45.
“Last year, there was probably 15 tents,” said Gee. “Now there's hundreds.”
Gee and his elves make a difference, lifting spirits of folks who can't lift themselves.