Buddy Lee donated his birthday! Buddy and his wife, Betty
have been financial partners and Mission volunteers since 1972. When
Buddy turned 70-years of age, Korean tradition called for his
children to have a special celebration. Instead, Buddy asked his
four daughters to give the birthday celebration money to help feed
hungry people through the Mission. Buddy, Betty, their children and
grandchildren came to the Mission on his birthday, where he
presented a check to Willie Jordan, saying “This check is from my
daughter’s hearts.” Buddy’s birthday gift purchased two large
commercial convection ovens and a 10-burner commercial range.
Ray Fico retired at 65-years of age, and began his second
career - - raising funds to purchase well over 1,000,000 blankets
for homeless Americans. Good Samaritan Ray Fico, now well over
90-years of age, continues his partnership with the Mission.