Hundreds of pounds worth of food collected to honor Seminole Heights victim

The church where Seminole Heights victim Ronald Felton volunteered honored him by continuing his work.

A tight-knit community banded together to honor another innocent life lost.
Ronald Felton, 60, was shot and killed Tuesday morning just feet from the New Season Apostolic Ministries, where he often volunteered.

Saturday afternoon, New Seasons held a canned food drive for Ronald.

“It hit home because he was like a brother,” says church member Christopher Williams.

Many are still in pain but that pain fueled motivation to honor Felton in a big way.

“He was a faithful man. He loved doing what he did and that was assisting the community and giving back,” says Williams.

Donations started pouring in Friday night, and by late Saturday evening, hundreds of pounds worth of food were donated.

“Hopefully, this offers some kind of comfort and helps,” says Perry Charlton, who donated not just canned good but turkeys as well.

A simple donation of some canned goods is helping people here heal.

The church feeds hundreds every week, so this food will help even more people, which is what Ronald would have wanted.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Tampa police showed up to show support for not just Ronald, but all four people killed recently in Seminole Heights.

The Southeast Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association will hold a special "thank you" dinner on Monday for first responders.

They need donations and are asking for your help.

They don't want to burden businesses in the area because so many are hurting from the shootings.

The food pantry at New Season Apostolic Ministries will continue to open its doors every Tuesday and Friday at 7:30 a.m.

The South-East Seminole Heights Civic Association will continue to take monetary donations for the food pantry.


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