WICHITA, Kan. Alveno McPhaul isn't looking to make a profit for himself selling watermelons in Wichita. He's doing so to raise every dollar he can for the sake of a friend and her family in The Bahamas, left defenseless in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
"I was finally able to talk to her on Monday, and you know, basically she was crying, screaming. And she told me her account of what happened," McPhaul says.
He says his friend, Peaches, sent him a series of pictures showing total devastation.
"A lot of the businesses I was able to see, houses I was able to see, they were all destroyed down to rubble," McPhaul says. "And she sent me pictures of, unfortunately deceased bodies, floating in the water."
Peaches lost her home and restaurant. In addition to raising money to help, McPhaul is raising awareness about the devastation left behind.
"We're supposed to be guardians of the rest of the world here in the U.S.," he says. "I'm leading by example. I happen to be handicapped, but it doesn't matter. It's not what I have, it's what I give."