An 85-year-old McDonald’s employee is getting a lot of support from community members because of the priceless service he has been rendering the community in Lexington, Kentucky, for more than 40 years.
Wendall Gill has been working in the same McDonald’s restaurant since the ’70s, and is known as a hardworking, dedicated employee keeping the restaurant sparkling clean.
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Gill’s wife of 68 years, Della Gill, passed away a few months ago after suffering an aneurysm in the same McDonald’s her husband worked in.
Gill and his wife had adopted kids with special needs, and is still working hard to take care of them all while grieving the loss of his beloved wife.
“I’ve got my hands full trying to work and take care of them, too,” Gill said, “If she had a choice, she would still be with us.”
It was when an old friend and coworker of Gill heard about what had happened with him, that he reached out to his community on behalf of Gill to ask for help.
“Wendall Needs Us To Serve Him Now,” Michael Todd Oldfield titled the GoFundMe campaign he has started up to help Gill with his financial burdens.
“I met Wendall in June, 1978 when I went to work for my first job; McDonald’s on Richmond Road, in Lexington, Kentucky,” Oldfield wrote.
Oldfield visited the McDonald’s and noticed how Gill’s noticeably had changed demeanor. “He was sullen. He was empty. His eyes nearly tearing up,” Oldfield said.
“This is the hardest part of the story to me. Wendall has to keep working right there in the store, walking past this restroom, cleaning it daily,” Oldfield wrote. “This is what the man does. This memory of what happened in there will never leave him I fear.”
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Oldfield is trying to raise sufficient money to help pay off one of Gill’s vehicles, so that it would take off some of the pressure off him. Till now, the campaign had raised $26,000 of its $28,000 goal.