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One Good Thing: Feeding and clothing the homeless

They've been doing it since last summer.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Kudos to a number of people keeping the homeless in our area fed and clothed as best they can.

Debbie wrote to me about how she, her sister and her friends have been, since last summer, bringing jackets and other clothes — even blankets and tents and bottled water — to the homeless community. 

They took up some donations and put it towards a soup, chili and stew day at Hearthside Park. They made enough for up to 300 people. Debbie feels everyone left with a full stomach. And as you can see from the photos, they had a great deal of supplies to hand out. 

She wanted to send a special 'thank you' to people who reached out on their Facebook page to see what they could do to help.

Debbie said of the event, "You leave there with a feeling that you've really done something special. And that feeling is very, very good."

I agree. Everyone involved in that effort gets today's One Good Thing.

If you have a One Good Thing you'd like to submit - someone or something that makes West Michigan a good place to live - email me with your photos and-or video at OneGoodThing@13OnYourSide.com.

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