Forsyth County Good Samaritan spends tip money on cold weather items for the needy

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — When the temperatures drop a tow truck company’s business picks up.

“Days like today are very hectic; we’re very, very busy. Of course, we get a lot of battery calls due to the cold weather,” Angela Black, of All Over Towing in Kernersville, said.

One worker at the company takes every day as a chance to help people.

“Main priority is getting to folks quick so they don’t wait in the cold,” said All Over Towing’s Daniel Sadler.

Yet, when Sadler saw the temperatures our meteorologists were calling for this week, he realized many people would be without a home and stuck outside in the freezing temperatures.

“They said it was going to be 10 [degrees] and I said, ‘Well, gosh maybe we can do something for some folks who needed some help,'” he said.

So Sadler took his tip money and headed to a dollar store. He bought multiple cold weather items with the idea that, after he got off work, he would take to the streets of Winston-Salem and hand them out to the needy.

“[I] got a big old pink fluorescent thing that said, ‘Free hats, gloves, blankets and socks,’ and give them out,” Sadler said. “I felt great, you know. These folks were crying.”

By the time he turned in for the night, all he had left was a single scarf — but he had gained a sense of satisfaction.

“So we’re going to go load up later today and get ready to do it again,” he said.

Sadler plans to return to the streets on Friday night.

“If folks want to come out, it’s free; doesn’t cost [you anything],” he said.

He hopes that sharing his story will prompt other people to get out and help too.

“It’s our job to help folks and that’s what we do. We just did it in a different way,” he said.

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