Faith in Action reach out to homeless

Faith in Action, an organization itself without a venue to offer services, decided to reach out to some of the people they serve by greeting them with hot chocolate and cookies on the streets of Banning.

Several members of Faith in Action, along with Path of Life staff journeyed out with two pick-up trucks filled with blankets, shoes, snack packs, jackets and tents.

There was a man who was collecting items to be warm; and an appointment was made to see him again.

There were two people sent from other places with the wrong directions and they were assisted in getting them to the right place — the group even took one person to the library to use the internet.

On the sidewalk of a vacant property, the volunteers found an empty wheelchair and a man lying on the sidewalk.

He said that he just returned from the hospital, but was still in great pain.

They offered to take him back to the hospital, but he declined.

They ended the pilgrimage at “tent city,” where we conversed with several individuals and shared hot chocolate.

FIA did not change any lives that day, but let people know that there are people ready to assist, and learned that being with the people they serve is their home.

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Faith in Action, an organization itself without a venue to offer services, decided to reach out to some of the people they serve by greeting them with hot chocolate and cookies on the streets of Banning.