Trucker with Difficult Past Buys Pizzas for Families in Need
A truck driver in Hartwell, Georgia, is ensuring that his neighbors do perhaps not go hungry during the coronavirus pandemic.
On his way home last week, Â Lentravius Geer began thinking about how the ongoing health crisis was affecting families in his area, according to 11 Alive.
âI was riding and a thought hit my mind like, âThese kids are out of school, and parents donât have jobs.â What could I do?â that he said.
The following day, Geer, whose truck has been supplying Samâs Clubs over the pandemic, went to a Little Caesarâs restaurant and paid for 100 pizzas that he handed out in the drive-thru while doing a Facebook live video.
Geer said on account of his own background, he knew a number of the difficulty those who came to the restaurant were experiencing.
âIâve been through things a lot of people come back from and if you Google my name and Clemson, South Carolina, youâll be able to see a lot about that,â he noted.
In 2011, he was charged with attempted murder after he shot at a policeman who had stopped him for speeding. Geer fled the scene but was later caught and arrested.
Thankfully, no one was hurt during the incident.
âI donât really remember what happened, because I wasnât there,â said Geer, adding that he had battled mental illness for years prior to the event.
âI was there, but I wasnât there, if that makes sense,â that he noted.
In 2015, having been ruled incompetent to stand trial but served 19 months in jail and underwent treatment that taught him how to deal with his condition.
âWhen youâre moving fast, you donât know how to find your way. So God had to sit me down and get my attention. And he started speaking. And I started speaking back,â he recalled.
Now, Geer owns his own trucking company and has raised enough money to buy nearly 500 pizzas for families in need since going live on Facebook in the restaurantâs drive-thru window.
âI had a lot of room in my life for God to work, and he made it happen,â he concluded.