Cumberland County family visits Southside to help those in need

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RICHMOND, Va. -- In the spirit of the season, a family from Cumberland County made the one-hour drive to Richmond Saturday to give back to those in need.

The Williams family said they woke up and decided to take action, so they grabbed some hot dogs, baked beans, and some beef stew and headed to the city.

The family handed out the free food, water and even stuffed toys near a gas station on Midlothian Turnpike not far from where police were investigating an early-morning homicide.

The family said they feel so blessed they decided to spread the love and brighten someone else’s day.

“We never expected any recognition,” Jason Williams said. “We just wanted to do something to help them you know that would help them and ultimately help us become better people and just try and touch the community.”