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Delmar Md. Man Seeking Donations to Help the Homeless

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DELMAR, Md.- A Delmar man is pulling together the community to support a longtime friend who was homeless before he took him under his wing. Charles "Mack" Malone is also seeking donations to build a home for other people living on the streets.

Charles, who owns Lucky's Garage in Delmar Md., and Clint, the only name he goes by, are inseparable. The two men graduated from Parkside High School decades ago, and they have always had a close friendship.

Clint's life took a sharp turn two years ago, when he lost his grandfather. He never fully recovered from losing his mother and sister in a car accident.

When WBOC caught up with Clint, he was helping his friend Charles tidy up the garage. Clint is not comfortable talking about his past, but Charles said he has been through a lot. Clint was just seven years old when he watched his mother and sister burn to death in a fiery car accident. He managed to escape the vehicle.

Charles said it was tough getting Clint off the streets, the place he called home for two years.

 "He had a small wall he put up and I guess I was the only individual in Salisbury that could get through that wall," Charles said.

Charles used to watch Clint walk up and down Route 13. He often stopped to see him.

"There's been a many of day that I've stopped, did a u-turn and was late for meetings to try to get him off the streets," he said.

Clint does not talk much to people he is not comfortable with. He tells WBOC that it is “good and nice” to help Charles in his shop. Today, the two went to the barber shop where Clint had his beard cut off for the first time in two years.

Charles started a Facebook page called The Community that's Behind Clint. He takes care of Clint's basic needs by providing food, housing and with the help of others, clothing. Charles is asking the community for help because he wants to do more. He is seeking donations to build a home for Clint and other homeless people.

"We're kind of creating a happy medium to get people like him off the street, into a home, and get them transitioned back into normal life," he said.

Charles is hosting a community event at the Roof Center in Salisbury, Md.,  Thursday, December 18th from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event will raise money to help build what Charles calls a transition home for the homeless. Free food and drinks will be served.

Donations can be dropped off to the Bank of Delmarva in Delmar. Marsha Jones is the contact person.


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