PATH steps in to help East Texan in time of need

By Morgan Chesky - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - On a sunny day in his quiet neighborhood, Travis Jenkins watches his three grandchildren play in the front yard.

A simple pleasure, it's one made possible by PATH, or People Attempting to Help.

Ask Jenkins how PATH has helped, and he doesn't have to look far for what they've provided. He says they've helped him with everything in his home "except the TV."

PATH's family case management program worked with local business partners to secure a refrigerator, stove, washer, dryer, and plenty of food for the Jenkins' family once he was unable to work.

Help also continued with Jenkins' health. He was diagnosed with colon cancer several years ago and suffers from a hearing problem.

PATH provided vouchers for his hearing aids and for gas, allowing him to travel to his doctor for treatments. Blessings, Jenkins plans on repaying.

"I'm gonna go down there and volunteer and help them with groceries and everything," he said. "I'm gonna take my time to go down there because they took time for me."

He also had a message for everyone who has and continues to help PATH.

"It's just  beautiful that someone out there has a heart that will help people no matter who you are, what you smell like, what you look like. To me, that's the strength of God, and I praise God for that."

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