Good Friday outreach for the homeless
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- Hilary Colorado and Meghan Godfrey have different stories but both used to be homeless.
“Two years ago, actually this past week, I lost my house in a tornado and we didn’t have insurance. We were homeless for five months, our whole family,” said Colorado.
“After I had my daughter, I started having seizures and I was able to realize that our mental health is really a big deal. Sometimes we get to a point where we can’t be productive in society and you end up out here,” said Godfrey.
Godfrey wanted to make a difference so she started the hashtag Meghan’s faith on Facebook.
“Basically, what I’ve been doing is seeing if one person can change the community around them. That’s how I met Hillary she’s basically doing the same,” said Godfrey.
Around the same time, while driving past a homeless camp, Colorado’s daughter asked her mom how can they help the homeless.
“We used to drive down Workman Road, all the time, with my daughter and she always said we need to feed and help mom. One day I just posted on Facebook let’s do this and all kinds of people came out, and here we are,” said Colorado.
The two joined up and with Chattanoogans’ help, they collected clothes, toiletries, and food to give out to the homeless this Good Friday.
“I think the most important part of helping the homeless, and being out here, is realizing if you send your hand out to somebody it gives them hope and when they’re in a dark place it really helps,” said Godfrey.