A homeowners final push to continue the season of giving

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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 12/28/2012 10:08 am Published: 12/26/2012 8:53 pm

Christmas is over; but for Evelyn Burns the longer her home is decorated the more food she can put on others’ tables.

“I do it simply because I feel like somebody needs to do it,” said Burns.

For nearly four decades her home located on 16th and Cheyenne has been adorned in lights and inflatable decorations for every major holiday.

This year the attractions had a purpose. Evelyn collected donations for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma at her home.

Now it's crunch time to accomplish her mission and continue the season of giving.

“We have to think of the people we have to feed the rest of the year,” said Burns, “The more we collect now the better off they will be.”

Evelyn told FOX23 she will make the final donation to the food bank on January 6th and on January 7th, 2013 the lights and inflatables will come down.

To date, Evelyn has received $270 dollars in donations and close to 500 pounds of food for the food bank.

Evelyn says that she is calling on Tulsans to help her stock up before the donation delivery date.

“I think the most important thing that you can do is to feed another person because you are feeding their soul too,” said Burns.

She hopes others remember that hunger pangs don’t end for people in need when the lights come down and the inflatables are packed up for the season.

Evelyn says that she will keep her holiday home open to the public and collect food until January 6th.

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