Acts of Kindness: Ed Plant

LAS VEGAS - There's no missing Ed Plant's house on the corner of his east valley neighborhood.

"My neighborhood yard, sometimes, is like a flea market," he said.

Several items pile in the front and back of his home. For ten hours a day, Plant works in the hot sun to collect the items and sell them for the people in his community. The 75-year-old uses the money he makes to buy food for others.

"I go every morning for food on my trailer. I bring it back to the pantry, and then we give it away," he said. "Sometimes, I have tears in my eyes, because we have so many people just in our neighborhood right here that need help."

"Everybody has to have food, clothing and a place to stay," he said.

The food pantry is officially called "The Nest". It is located on the Bailey Middle School campus. Plant coordinates his efforts with Grace Baptist Church and Three Square Food Bank. He accepts all types of donations and sends them to the Nest.

He is a neighbor who takes his neighborly duties to a new level.

"He's a wonderful man. He's not only touched my heart, he's touched so many others, and I can't think of a better person who deserves this," said Plant's friend Ashlee Harp.

8 News NOW is rewarding Ed Plant's efforts, awarding him $800 as part of its series Acts of Kindness.

If you would like to nominate someone for Acts of Kindness, visit our website or e-mail us.


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