(Photo Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
Every weekday, 73-year-old Robert Harris leaves his Antioch home and makes his way to St. Vincent de Paul in Pittsburg. It is an hourlong trip by bus, and Robert is in a wheelchair, having suffered a stroke in 2000.
But unlike most who come to the charity organization’s front doorstep, Harris isn’t seeking help for himself. Despite limited mobility and speech, Harris regularly donates his time at St. Vincent’s thrift store, a retail operation that generates money for the organization’s other charitable programs, including free lunches, temporary housing and medical care.