Volunteer Work

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:

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Community Sharing

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).

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D&D Automotive

Larry ran a successful automotive business, D&D Automotive, in Cottage Grove, Oregon, from 2006 until his retirement in 2016.

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Larry's Activities

Larry racing in 2003 at the Cottage Grove Speedway
  • Building Race Cars
    • Built and maintains a new race car for Jeff, a friend
  • Race Track Assistant in Cottage Grove at the Oregon Race Track
  • Building Demo Derby Cars
    • Built a demo derby car and drove it at the Cottage Grove Race Track
  • Riding Quad in the Sand
  • Parasailing in Hawaii
  • Restoring a '68 El Camino

Larry's Story


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.

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My Choice

"I just want to let people out there (that have a disability) know...they have a choice to make - to give up, or take the disability and continue on with their lives because they can. If I can work on cars, run my shop, drive cars... then there are things they can do as well, if they really choose to do it." - Larry Woody

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