Volunteers help the homeless on Valentine's Day

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - This Valentine's Day wasn't just about making the day special for loved ones, some local volunteers spent their holiday helping the homeless.

"We wanted to show them a day of love," said Kimberly Eller, Director and founder of Helping the Homeless of Lowcountry, LC. "There's people out there who care."

Volunteers with Helping the Homeless of Lowcountry, SC gathered Saturday on Meeting Street in Downtown Charleston for a special Valentine's Day event. They handed out goods to the homeless.

"Tents, foods, toiletries, clothing, blankets, everything you can possibly need," said Eller.

"We get fed, get blankets and we get warm," said Richard Cook, homeless.

Hairdressers were also on sight to give those in need a nice cut.

Organizers say this is one of their biggest events of the year and it makes for a sweet Valentine's day for those who might be in need of a little kindness.

"It means everything to me and my friends it really does," said Cook.

"The homeless folk are very appreciative," said Eller. "It really warms your heart when you see what it does for their spirit."

Eller said they're also looking beyond this holiday and working to get as many of these homeless people off the street, with jobs.

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