Harrisburg businessman helps less fortunate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Harrisburg businessman who has experienced his own setbacks continues to help those in need.

Howard Henry, the owner of Howard Tire and Auto on Cameron Street, hosted a Saturday afternoon meal giveaway on his property. Five years ago, he had to close his business after part of the retaining wall of the McFarland Apartments collapsed on his own building.

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Henry has donated meals, clothing and personal care items for the past 15 years to homeless people and to families in the area who have gone through difficult times. Henry says that despite his own struggles, he knows there are people out there who are struggling and need a helping hand to get back on their feet.

“For us, it has always been a question of community. We have built our business around the community. We fostered community within our environment, we loved and served each other in our store and it rubbed off. That’s what you see coming back to us, ”said Howard Tire and Auto owner Howard Henry.

Howard says he would like to thank his community partners and volunteers who helped make his annual holiday season event a success.

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