Campbell Co. woman making a difference

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT News) -- Doris Janeway, a Campbell County woman does it all, from helping struggling families to feeding homeless teenagers. She said service is what she was created to do.

Janeway says she likes to love people with a hot meal and a hug . / Source : WVLT News

Janeway is a well-known person in her community. She is known as a helper, a friend and an advocate to so many. She describes herself as 'loud, blunt and bold,' but her heart has a soft spot when it comes to people and service.

"If I just had one piece of bread, and you were hungry, I would give it to you." said Janeway. "I sincerely would from the bottom of my heart, and you would be welcomed to have it. That's just what people know me for."

Recently, Janeway planned a spaghetti dinner and silent auction, raising nearly $3,000 for a Campbell County couple who lost everything to flooding a couple months ago. Crystal and MacArthur Suttles said Janeway is truly a blessing to all that come across her path.

"We didn't even know Doris before our house was flooded," said MacArthur. "But we are grateful that she found us and is going above and beyond to help us out."

Janeway said she had a rough life, but she has always been blessed because she kept her faith. She struggled with homelessness as a teenager, she was a single mother for years and was the caregiver for her husband while he was on the transplant list for a heart.

"God made me a very strong independent person that so that I can love people," said Janeway. "If it's just one teenager or one baby or one little elderly man, then I've made a difference, and I've made somebody's day better. Maybe somewhere along the way they will pay it forward."

Janeway has many people that she hosts fundraisers for and cares for with her own money. She doesn't have an official organization, but if you would ever like to help her help others, you can contact her via email: Dorisann143@gmail.com .

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