Grannies make mattresses for the homeless out of plastic bags

Source: The Observers / Patty Arnold Some grandmas get together to play bridge or knit hats for their grandchildren. But a group of grandmas in Union City, a small city in Tennessee, get together weekly to turn discarded plastic bags into mattresses that are then given to people who are sleeping rough. The project not…

Man walks United States perimeter to raise money for homeless vets

Source: Fox 25 A Virginia man has spent more than two years walking around the country to raise money and awareness for homeless veterans in America. Leroy Bailey, 54, started walking in Virginia Beach on June 30, 2014. So far he has traveled 10,000 miles around the perimeter of the United States. “This is what…

Charity continues to feed thousands in northeastern Alabama

Source: The Anniston Star / Laura Camper When Reaching Out International makes its monthly visits to Cleburne County, hundreds of people normally show up to get some of the food the group brings. Tuesday was no exception. From women with babies balanced on their hips to older people who needed a chair to rest in…

Canyon Lake United Methodist Church packs hope for charity

Canyon Lake United Methodist Church raised more than $5,000 for their annual ‘Many Hands’ project. Several volunteers packed supplies at seven different stations, some including health and laundry kits for the Hope Center and firefighting kits for the Red Cross. This is the third year the church has come together to make a difference. Carol…