Larry ran a successful automotive business, D&D Automotive, in Cottage Grove, Oregon, from 2006 until his retirement in 2016.
In 2002, Larry Woody was heading toward Eugene, Oregon when the driver of an oncoming tractor-trailer lost control of his rig. Woody's Toyota Celica was no match; the accident broke his back and shattered bones in his face. Seven hours of surgery closed the wounds and set the bones - but doctors weren't able to restore his sight. Suddenly, the everyday activities the then 42-year-old had taken for granted weren't so routine anymore.
Bracken's Kitchen volunteer work
Larry recently traveled to Bracken's Kitchen in the Los Angeles area to volunteer in their kitchen. He and his wife worked there for three days, chopping onions and other produce which became delicious meals to feed the hungry.
While there he was videotaped by the CEO Bill Bracken:
Larry currently volunteers with Community Sharing located in Cottage Grove:
For more than 35 years, Community Sharing Program has been extending a helping hand to people in need. Caring residents founded Community Sharing when a local lumber mill closed, forcing dozens of families into economic crisis.
Today, more than 5500 individuals rely on Community Sharing to help them meet their basic needs. Its food pantry, a member of the Oregon Food Bank system, provides eligible families with 3-5 days’ worth of food each month, including meat, produce, non-perishable items, breads, and dairy products (as available).