Operation Jump Start, a drive to provide essentials to homeless people, especially veterans, is set for Saturday.
It is a project of Help, Inspiration and Encouragement, which Darwin Peters II founded in 2015.
“Hinesville is a city that has many great people and organizations that desire to give back to those in need,” Peters said. “We just want to do our part in making Hinesville great, while also providing opportunities to allow these groups get together collectively to show that we do care.”
With the help of several local businesses and donors from as far as Washington state Germany, the group was able to put together approximately 30 care packages containing clothing, non-perishable foods and toiletries to hand out to the homeless.
That’s what Operation Jump Start will do again for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Bradwell Park. HIE is still accepting monetary donations, as well as nonperishable foods and clothing.
Peters said one of the goals of the operation is to show homeless people they are not forgotten.
“According to the U.S. Census, this city has approximately 5,600 people living below the poverty level,” he said. “In our eyes, that is 5,600 too much.”
To see the campaign and story, go to www.go fundme.com/ojsnow or www.hieto