LC man works to overcome troubled past - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

LC man works to overcome troubled past

By Crystal Price - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A Lake Charles man  is making up for lost time he spent in prison through providing meals for senior citizens.

After serving 15 years in prison, Angus Carter is now serving meals to residents living in the Golden Arms Apartment complex every Saturday through the "Carter Foundation."

Carter along with other volunteers prepare a meal at the apartment complex's recreation center for the residents. The organization also delivers meals to those residents who are disabled and unable to leave their residence.

The lake area resident started the organization 18 months ago in an effort to make sure the senior citizens at the complex are fed on the weekends.

"When I got in prison I had time to think and I always dreamed that one day I would do something great," said Carter.

When Carter was released from prison almost three years ago, he saw that his grandmother was not being served proper meals at her elderly age. It was at that Carter discovered his calling to serve the local senior citizens.

"I feel like I'm working for my salvation," said Carter. "I'm still here, God has allowed me to be here on this earth so I'm going to use my time to serve people.

The food is provided by donations from volunteers and organizations such as "Friend Ships" provide vegetables for the residents.

For information on how to volunteer or make donations to the Carter Foundation, contact their office at (337) 433-6590.

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