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Good Samaritan gives up Christmas for another to enjoy

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -While most people are spending time with their families this Christmas, one Albany man decided to give up part of his holiday so another person could enjoy hers.

By the looks of things you wouldn't think Capt. Douglass McClure is working on Christmas as he receives a big hug from one guest. In fact his wife and kids are at home while he makes sure his guests, are warm, comfortable and safe at the Salvation Army.

"I don't consider it a sacrifice," said McClure. "I'm just stepping up for a team mate. These folks work hard for the Salvation Army and it's always good to give back."

365 days a year. The Salvation Army is never closed. McClure noticed one of his employees was scheduled to work every holiday this year. He's filling in so she can open gifts with her family.

"She wanted to spend time with her kids and we try to encourage family," McClure noted. "We are open all year and we wanted to give her the chance to spend time with family this season."

That means McClure is spending time with guests like Reginald Cain.

"The captain is the leader of the ship," said Cain. "He makes sure people can keep going and he helps them. He's always here. He does his job well and we're thankful to have him."

Capt. McClure filled in from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. He plans to be back Sunday to preach the sermon. He and his staff also served a hot Christmas breakfast to somewhere between 60 and 80 people.

The shelter is also in need of toiletries. It would appreciate any donations of individual shampoo or soap containers or deodorant.

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