Retiree still works hard to aid homeless citizens

Posted: July 30, 2017 at 2:20 a.m.

Jesse Gatewood, a volunteer in the shower area of the Jericho Way Homeless Day Center, learned his giving ways from his mother while growing up in Lonoke. Under her direction, he would deliver firewood and groceries to neighbors in need.

A beaming grin spreads across Jesse Gatewood's face as he sits in a small chair inside Jericho Way Homeless Day Center, a daytime place of refuge for the homeless to shower, eat and do laundry.

After more than four decades as a counselor, Jesse Gatewood no longer wants to offer advice. He’s happy passing out towels and toiletries to the homel...

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