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Warren man's dying wish to help as many people as possible

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A Warren man's dying wish is to help people in need. Darrel Nieporte has been volunteering and leading the Warren/Sterling Heights Goodfellows for 58 years. He's in hospice care at his home diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, which has no cure. But, that's not stopping him from campaigning to collect money, food and toys for people in need.

He says he's fulfilling a promise he made to his late mother.

"That's what she asked me to do. I'm happy doing it. I could not function if I quit doing this. I love it," Nieporte says. It's my goal in life and to put a smile on somebody's face. And I'm going to do it forever. When I get upstairs whatever He's got, I'll help him."

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear more from Nieporte in a report from Fox 2's Robin Schwartz

This year, the food pantry ran out of food in October. Thanks to donations, workers have been busy restocking the shelves at their warehouse on Arden near the Warren Community Center. We're told the pantry will reopen December 17, and all the food is expected to be gone in just one day.

How you can make a donation

 + Drop off a donation at 5440 Arden Ave. (behind the Warren Community Center)
 + Mail a donation to P.O. Box 555, Warren, MI 48090

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