Homeless veteran makes flowers, specialty gifts for a good cause

Posted at 8:08 AM, Jun 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-12 08:08:54-04

A Navy veteran says he's always wanted to help others - and he is not letting homelessness stand in the way of that.

The vet travels around a West Virginia town - pushing a cart filled with his belongings along with arts and crafts.

He then makes flowers and necklaces for people to buy for a couple of dollars.

And many times, the vet says he freely makes special items for people in town.

"I've helped out people in this community from one end all the way from Kmart to the Dollar Tree to the Veteran's Home. I've made stuff for the church at the bottom of the hill, made 14 red flowers two years ago for a shut in."

A picture of this veteran went viral and now he says people are buying his flowers faster than he can make them.