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North Little Rock Man Survives Own Struggles To Help Others

Aaron Reddin has come a long way. His nonprofit called The One, Inc. is expanding its farm in North Little Rock, and his fleet of vans criss-cross Arkansas bringing clothes and food to the homeless.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Aaron Reddin has come a long way. His nonprofit called The One, Inc. is expanding its farm in North Little Rock, and his fleet of vans criss-cross Arkansas bringing clothes and food to the homeless.

"We got tired of seeing people just have to eat junk," Reddin says.

He has a passion for helping the least fortunate among us, a drive born from his own past.

As a teenager, Reddin fell heavy into drugs.

"Started doing meth and few years of that took me straight down the pipe," he said. "Found myself at 20 basically roaming, living out of my car, shooting up with dirty needles."

Reddin credits his faith and decision to join the Marines with helping get him through those difficult times.
   
After he righted his life, Reddin wanted to make a difference.

"When I was trying to get clean, I wanted help from folks who had been there, who understood exactly what I was feeling and what I was going through and what I was battling," he said.

That's why it's not hard for Reddin to call the homeless people he serves "friends."

After all, not long ago, he was riding down the same path.

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