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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — In an annual tradition, Morning Pointe of Greeneville residents are giving the gift of comfort as the assisted living community collected socks for local senior centers.

Local good Samaritans, volunteers and residents combined their efforts to ensure older adults in need stay warm during the winter months.

Acts of kindness are nothing new to these residents. Their compassionate gestures inspired a year-long campaign, as Morning Pointe residents, associates and volunteers in Greeneville and across the Southeast seek to give back 20,000 hours of community service in 2017.

“Our seniors are so thoughtful, and always look for ways to put their community first,” says Delora Bibb, executive director at Morning Pointe. “I think we could all take a page out of their book of compassion and learn how to be more kind in our society.”

Photo: Ellie Lowery, Virgie Rogers and Gladys Renner, Morning Pointe of Greeneville residents, helped pay it forward as they sorted collected socks to benefit local seniors in need.