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Norwood man uses paycheck and bonus to buy supplies for first responders

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Posted at 5:49 AM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 11:54:07-04

CINCINNATI — One man in Norwood, who works at Kroger, took it upon himself to use some of the extra money he has made recently to buy and donate supplies to first responders.

"I've been working a lot so I'm like, you know, trying to help out here and there," Somsanouk "Som" Vongprachanh said.

Vongprachanh works third shift at the Kroger in Oakley stocking shelves, and recently he received a bonus from Kroger. It was with his bonus money and his paycheck that he decided to buy 20 cases of water, about 100 rolls of toilet paper, and stacks of disinfecting wipes, and donate it all to the Norwood police and fire departments.

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Supplies donated to Norwood police and fire departments by Somsanouk "Som" Vongprachanh. Photo provided by the Norwood Police Department.

His generosity is not stopping there, though. Vongprachanh is stockpiling other supplies, which he plans on donating to others in need, and he is also delivering meals to first responders with his previous employer, Seasons 52.

Vongprachanh said times are tough for everybody right now, but if people can help out others, "It'd be nice."

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