I noticed a big population of homeless and it touched my heart

Carrie Hennig, Employee

I have been making the scarfs hats and gloves from fleece for 10 years now. I live 2 1/2 hours away in a small town of Edenville and have only encountered a few homeless people, but since I started here at Bronson [Battle Creek] I noticed a big population of homeless and it touched my heart. I decided to do something, so I started making things to keep them warm in the winter and then my husband stated that they could use things like chapstick, baby wipes, soap, portable toothbrush/toothpaste, hand lotion, and shampoo/conditioner so I started making care packages.

One day I came across a person who used to be homeless and asked her opinion of what I was doing and she offered to help. We drove around one night and she showed me where the homeless hang out. We handed a few out to the ones we could find that night. I then drove around for many nights handing out all the bags I made and talking to them. I am not going to lie there were a few times I was nervous but, I mad sure that I was smart and did not put myself in dangerous situations. What most affected me was how many are Vets there were, these people who have fought to keep our country safe. Everyone that I encountered was truly grateful and almost all of them said GOD BLESS YOU, which was the best reward I could ask for. God is good all the time and all the time God is good. My faith in the Lord is what moves me to be a better person.

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