Southern Adventist University Students Aim To Feed and Clothe 300 of Chattanooga’s Homeless

COLLEGEDALE, TN, (WDEF)-Swapping the library and classrooms for folding clothes and preparing to give back to their community Sunday for these Southern Adventist Students.

Brittany Owens,Southern Adventist Student, Social Work Major,"Giving the homeless an actual shopping experience, what we do we are folding clothes right now and tomorrow we are going to have them on cardboard hangers and they can pick out what they want its all separated by size and everything."

The street store will open at 10.30 Monday morning and run until 1.30 when lunch will be served.

Dora Desamour, Christian Services Director for Southern Adventist University,"We are asking for donations to still bring some on site tomorrow morning on site if they can."

Desamour says the event will allow their students to help their community and honor Dr King.

"The legacy continues and Southern also has a legacy of service, so tying the two together is vitally important and our students serve, they enjoy serving they do that on a weekly or monthly basis, some even spend an entire year serving overseas."

Donations of clothes have been coming in all weekend.

There are now hundreds of similar street stores across the US but this will be one of Chattanooga’s first.

"Starting in Africa I believe and it just came to America and its just a really good experience that the homeless can shop and just a good experience giving back to them," added Owens.

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