Man dedicated to helping those in need
Published 9:42 am Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The sign says it all: “Free Clothes.” And it is Cecil Oiler’s mission: taking care of those who have to go without.
For the past year the Raceland, Kentucky, man has thrown tarps across any parking lot that he can find and puts out bag after bag of clothing, men’s’, women’s and children’s.
“Most of the things are brand new with the tags on,” Oiler said.
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Last week Oiler set up at a lot on South Third Street with stacks of bedding. In a few hours it was gone.
“I was homeless three years ago and I got to see how the homeless are,” he said.
When he got back on his feet, Oiler started taking clothes down to a food kitchen to give out.
“I help the homeless and make sure they all have clothing, tents,” he said. “I make sure they have shoes on. If they want it, I’ll find it.”
Clothing comes from donations and retrieving bags of clothes thrift shops throw out in the garbage.
“I’m out here any day I can when it’s not raining,” Oiler said.
This is what the Lord said to do, help those who have the least. I’ll be doing this until the Lord comes back.”