He says he grew up very poor, but it wasn't until he visited the Philippines with his wife, a native born Filipina, that Cookeville's Kenneth Hargis fully understood the expression "dirt poor."
"Many people there live in shacks with literal dirt floors," said Hargis, 56, owner of NUTRISHOP retail nutrition stores in Cookeville, Murfreesboro and Hendersonville. "Forget about refrigerators and cozy beds to sleep on. These people sleep on the floor and don't even know if or when they will get their next meal."
A local vitamin/supplements store in Rapid City is ready to help people stay healthy in the New Year.
Four thousand pairs of shoes are heading to kids in The Philippines from Middle Tennessee.
Kenneth Hargis, the owner of Nutrishop in Cookeville, Murfreesboro and Hendersonville, plans to send his 10,000th pair of shoes to The Philippines this spring.