Rotary Club of La Porte recently made a generous donation to a local man who is a former business owner in La Porte.

Rotary Club of La Porte recently made a generous donation to a local man who is a former business owner in La Porte. Manuel Gonzales has been a fixture in La Porte for many years. Many of us in La Porte have had a tire fixed by Manuel at his tire shop formerly located on the corner of 4th Street and Main. Now retired, Manual hasn’t slowed down, and can be seen walking around town with his walker and keeping on the move. Now thanks to Alan Ward and the Home Team, Manuel has a new scooter to get him around faster and more comfortably.

The scooter was donated to Rotary by Cindy Coker whose mother Dorothy recently passed, and was a friend and recipient of assistance from the Home Team. Alan took the scooter and refurbished it with Manuel in mind. Manuel was very pleased to receive such a nice gift, and the Home Team was pleased to do what they do best - help those in need!