From stopsign to volunteer time: MF man donates time and money to Helping Center



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Volunteer and business owner Leonard Strickler, third from left, donated $668 to the Marble Falls Helping Center on Wednesday. He is pictured here with fellow volunteers, director Sam Pearce, left, and board president Martin McLean, second from left.

by Alexandria Randolph

An accidental traffic violation led to a long-time philanthropic involvement for Marble Falls resident Leonard Strickler.

Strickler, who donated $668 to the Marble Falls Helping Center Wednesday, Sept. 3, has been donating his time to the program for two years.

It began with a ticket.

“I accidentally ran a stop sign I knew pretty well. When you get a ticket in Meadowlakes, they require 10 hours of community service,” he said.

Strickler began volunteering at the Marble Falls Helping Center, a place where he and his wife had often considered doing volunteer work, but never had the time.

“We honestly wanted to come in. That event created the time to do it,” he said.

Upon beginning his work at the center, Strickler was taken aback by the efforts of Helping Center volunteers.

“It’s incredible. People come and volunteer their time, and it’s real work. I was touched,” he said.

For the full story, see Tuesday's Highlander.

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