Nichole Hannahs

Helping the Homeless

by Nichole Hannahs on January 31, 2013 at 6:22 am

A local church is doing what it can to help homeless in our area.

The Wildwood Church of Christ is holding a canned food drive as part of their "Hope for the Homeless" community fundraiser. The church does many events like this to help those in need.

"We don’t necessarily judge or pass judgment on people of why they are in that situation or how they got there or what’s happening in their lives, but if there’s something that we can do to help then that’s what we’re here for," said Terri Clapper a Wildwood member.

The canned food will be donated to Joyce Spears. She cooks meals and delivers them to homeless living in our area.

"Joyce felt compelled to do this a while ago so she’s been doing it on her own and then when we met up with her actually last year when they did the homeless count that’s when we decided that we would try and get together and do some fundraisers and kind of get involved ourselves," explained Clapper.

Food items can be dropped off a the Dillon Falls Store, The Fieldhouse and Campbell’s. Besides collecting food they’ve also held a candy bar sale and scrap metal drive to raise money to help homeless. The church was able to raise $200 to help heat the Putnam Avenue Methodist Church, which houses a shelter for homeless.

Clapper said if people are in need of items or want to collect canned food they can visit the "Hope for the Homeless" Facebook page.