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Good News America: Community Rallies to Help 90-Year-Old Air Force Veteran Retire after Viral Video.

NEW ORLEANS – In a heartwarming turn of events, thousands of dollars have been raised to help Air Force veteran Dillon McCormick, 90, retire from his physically demanding job at a Winn-Dixie store.

In a heartwarming turn of events, thousands of dollars have been raised to help Air Force veteran Dillon McCormick, 90, retire from his physically demanding job at a Winn-Dixie store.
In a heartwarming turn of events, thousands of dollars have been raised to help Air Force veteran Dillon McCormick, 90, retire from his physically demanding job at a Winn-Dixie store.

Louisiana resident Karen Swensen recently shared a viral video of McCormick working in the heat, collecting carts in the parking lot. “How old am I? Just made 90 in November,” McCormick proudly states in the video.

Swensen spotted McCormick on Memorial Day, working in temperatures exceeding 90 degrees Fahrenheit. “I watched a 90-year-old United States Air Force veteran collect and push shopping carts at a Metairie, Louisiana, grocery store,” she shared. “Back and forth, back and forth, stacking cart after cart, sometimes more than twenty at a time.” Despite his age and the intense heat, McCormick continued working to cover his expenses. “Mr. McCormick is working to eat,” Swensen explained. “He needs $2,500 a month to live and only gets $1,100 from Social Security. So, he must push carts in triple-digit heat to make ends meet.”

In a heartwarming turn of events, thousands of dollars have been raised to help Air Force veteran Dillon McCormick, 90, retire from his physically demanding job at a Winn-Dixie store.
In a heartwarming turn of events, thousands of dollars have been raised to help Air Force veteran Dillon McCormick, 90, retire from his physically demanding job at a Winn-Dixie store.

Impressed by McCormick’s dedication and positive attitude, Swensen decided to help. She started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for his retirement, urging people to support a member of the Silent Generation. “No donation is too small,” she wrote. “If we could raise even enough for him to retire for a year, it’s something.”

The response was overwhelming. Within 24 hours, the campaign raised over $220,000, and by Thursday, the total had reached nearly $230,000. “Thank you to all who donated to Mr. McCormick’s fund. Together, we raised more than $220,000 in 24 hours, enough for him to retire!” Swensen shared.


Thanks to the generosity of strangers, McCormick will no longer have to endure the grueling work to make ends meet. Swensen is now transferring the funds to McCormick, ensuring a well-deserved retirement.


“What a delightful day awaits for him! God bless all of you and God bless our veterans,” Swensen expressed in her heartfelt update.



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