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Hooven man collects over a million tabs for burn victims
Written by Joe Awad   
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9:54 PM

Saving a million dollars to spend on life’s luxuries is impressive. Saving a million pull tabs from cans to help child burn victims is remarkable.

Since 2006, Hooven resident and maintenance man James Davis, 60, has worked the Miami-Whitewater Valley from North Bend to Harrison collecting tabs that go toward bath thermometers, wheelchairs, toys, DVDs, paint and labor for a parent house, and several other essentials and programs for children under the care of Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Davis, working through North Bend Lodge 346 of the F.&A.M., recently was honored for garnering and contributing his 1 millionth tab to the Shriners.

The labor of love began after the daughter of  his brother’s former Ohio neighbor was severely burned after plastic from a garbage drum melted on her foot and ankle.

It began six years ago