Organizations give sleeping bags & warmth to cold Lowcountry homeless

VIDEO: Organizations give sleeping bags & warmth to cold Lowcountry homeless

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - People around the Lowcountry are heating their homes, preparing for the temperature to drop Monday evening. 
For those without a home, it's a different story.

"I just try thinking of a warm place," said Memphis Lawson, who has been homeless for 5 years.

Lawson is prime example why several organizations gave sleeping bags, coats, and food to the homeless Monday evening, ahead of the cold.

"I've been doing without and this is a blessing, truly a blessing," said Lawson.

Barnabas Ministries organizes a food give away every week, Monday-Thursday. This Monday, several more organizations joined the cause, bringing warmth for those who have to face the cold without a roof of their heads.

"If I go home with this sweater tonight, it will be a miracle," said Doug Born, with Barnabus Ministries. "I see someone who's cold and like it says in the Bible, if you have two coats, you give one away."

Linda Blankenship, with Master's Touch Ministries, brought sleeping bags to give.

"The Lord loves them no matter where they are or where I am, he loves us," said Blankenship.

It was a show of selflessness that seemed to be an answer to many prayers.

"I'm going to use this so good," said Lawson.

Those who gave say they too benefited.

"They love you, these people love," said Blankenship. "They embrace you and you become the one who's blessed. In the end, you're blessed."

For more information on how to get involved with the weekly food give away click HERE.

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