MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A White Bear Lake firefighter who vowed to camp out until a U-Haul was completely filled with donations for the area food shelf has reached his goal – all before Sunday football.
On Friday, firefighter Jeff Loeks said he wouldn’t leave downtown White Bear Lake until the U-Haul was filled with donations intended for the White Bear Area Food Shelf.READ MORE: Tips On Protecting Packages From Porch Thieves This Holiday Season
Just four hours after he set up the donation drive at the corner of Highway 61 and 4th Street, he already had a steady stream of traffic.
“We didn’t expect a whole lot for the day, but it’s actually gone extremely well for a work day,” Loeks said.READ MORE: COVID Took His Wife And Left Him Hospitalized, Now He's Urging Others To Get Vaccinated
Loeks said he wanted to help the organization because there was once a time in his adult life where he could have used the assistance.
Last year, he was among three fire fighters who walked from Duluth to White Bear Lake with their oxygen tanks to raise money for a fire department ATV.MORE NEWS: Ilhan Omar Says She Hung Up On Lauren Boebert After She Refused To Publicly Apologize For 'Islamophobic Comments & Fabricated Lies'
The U-Haul was officially filled at around 4 p.m. Saturday.