Junior Marshals Help Homeless in Columbus, GA


His Entire World...Homeless man and his best friend, Brandy the dog

Image by Beverly and Pack via Flickr and is not related to this story.

It’s always encouraging to see youth trying to make our community a better place and I just read a great article by BEN WRIGHT (benw@ledger-enquirer.com) posted at the Ledger-Enquirer on February 1, 2014.  Here’s a link to the article.  I think WTVM also did a story on it, but I wasn’t able to find the link when I put this post together.

Read more here: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2014/02/01/2930334/junior-marshals-learn-lessons.html#storylink=cpy


What started Saturday as a project by the Junior Marshal Program to deliver blankets to the homeless quickly turned into a lesson on homelessness…More at Junior Marshals learn lessons while helping homeless – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


It’s a bit disheartening to know that there are 1500 homeless folks in our midst, but it’s great to know that there are people out there doing wonderful things for them.  The article stated that they received blankets along with personal hygene items such as soap and toothpaste.  Others brought them snack bags that were said to have cookies, candies and crackers.  Someone even brought them meat and bread.

You know it’s bad enough that the homeless have to cope with the temperatures we had and can you imagine what the homeless have to deal with in harsher climates?  Keep up the great work Junior Marshals.  And for those who are out there everyday trying to make a difference, thank you for what you do.


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