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Champions for homeless students in Liberty, Long

POSTED: August 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.
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School can be a challenge even in the best of circumstances. Imagine how much tougher it can be when you don’t have a roof over your head or a place to sleep at night.

For weeks, the Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition has been conducting a clothing drive for the estimated 300 homeless students in Liberty and Long counties, all in an effort to make their lives a little better. That drive, thanks to folks who gave at some 22 drop off locations, led to Saturday, when 40 volunteers  gathered at Victory Assembly of God Church in Hinesville, where they sorted and packed 50 cases of uniforms for Liberty County Schools, 10 cases of regular children’s clothing for Long County Schools, and 20 cases of school supplies and personal care items.

In all, the donations totaled an estimated $10,000 and will be distributed to students by the school systems.

“The Coalition is so proud and grateful to everyone who came forward to make this project the success we had hoped it would be,” said LRHC President the Rev. Jim McIntosh.

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