APPLE VALLEY-(VVNG.com): A owner of a small donut shop was surprised to see an outpouring of support after around a year of donating donuts to the local homeless shelter. The support came after the community was made aware of what Halo Donut and Sub customer, Brandon Sales witnessed on March 8th. Sales posted on Victor Valley News sister Facebook group, Victor Valley 411 that he happened to be in the store that day when volunteer Shannon Waldron went to make her daily pickup for High Desert Homeless Services Inc.
She entered like always with an empty plastic storage tote and picked up a full storage tote of donuts leaving behind the empty one for her pick up the following day. When Sales noticed this, he looked puzzled and asked store owner Huong “Charlie” Choe who she was. Choe explained that it was their donation to the homeless shelter.
Choe told Victor Valley News that he feels it is just a small contribution to his community and he is happy that his shop is able to do it. This contribution to the Homeless Shelter brings smiles to not only the customers who witness this kind gesture but also the shelter staff, shelter board members who care about the clients and best of all the clients who enjoy their delicious donuts.
Halo Donuts and Subs is located at 19201 Bear Valley Road #H-D in Apple Valley. Choe said that he has only been at that location for around one year and that he hopes that others will do the same sharing what they can with the homeless shelter or other organization.
High Desert Homeless Services Inc. Executive Director, Jimmy Waldron said that the shelter has been receiving this donation for nearly a year now and he was happy to see the donut shop getting some recognition for their kindness. He told Victor Valley News that the owner called the shelter asking if they were interested in the donation and they have been picking up since.
If any other businesses would like to donate to High Desert Homeless Shelter, the only shelter that accepts families from San Bernardino to Barstow they can contact the shelter at(760)245-5991 or take donations to 14049 Amargosa Road in Victorville. Financial contributions can be walked in, sent in or can be made online by using the PayPal “donate” button on the bottom of any page on the website at http://www.highdeserthomelessservices.org/. All donations are tax deductible.