A local church sewing together quilts for homeless


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- In one part of Knoxville, under bridges - out of sight - lives a story of survival.

"I became an adult at a really young age, I had some really tough challenges," said one homeless man named Jason. "Last week was my wife's four year death anniversary. I lost my kid after she died."

It's people like members of Beech Park Baptist Church in Oliver Springs who want to help.

"When people like these guys come and serve us lunch, shoes, shocks, we feel like there is home," Kate Myers said.

Members spent months making scarves and quilts, and warming hearts in a sometimes cold place.

"I've never been cold, and there's so many people around that go to bed cold. I know they can't help it, they're just having a hard time. It just warms your heart, to help someone else," Myers said.

Beech Park Baptist is already planning to collect goods for next year.


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