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Costco Cashier Stops Church Group From Buying Lasagnas For Homeless Families, Pays Bill Himself

by Amy Paige
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Organizations like the Salvation Army are in dire need of funds as the pandemic rages on — but these groups are still doing everything they possibly can to help their fellow man.

A Salvation Army church circle recently went grocery shopping for the Center of Hope, a homeless shelter in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Despite the fact the organization’s big fundraiser was canceled in May 2019, causing it to lose out on so many crucial donations, the church group used whatever money it had to buy dinner for the shelter.

A handful of women from the church group went to Costco and picked up six or seven containers of lasagna, multiple bags of salad, and some bread for homeless families in need.

The bill totaled $77.55.

But as the women were about to pay their bill, the cashier abruptly stopped them.

The employee, Patrick, then took out his own credit card. He’d never heard of the Center of Hope before, but he realized the group’s mission.

“I want to pay for it,” Patrick said.

The church group tried to refuse his selfless offer, but Patrick was defiant.

Watch the clip below to see why this awesome Costco employee is being hailed a hero during such a dark time.

Footage provided by WGHP Greensboro

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