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Valdosta prays for the homeless

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By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

February 6, 2009

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

A group of citizens came together in Valdosta this morning to pray about the growing problem of homelessness.   This was the second annual prayer breakfast sponsored by the South Georgia Coalition to End Homelessness.

The event was held at Crossing Jordan Missionary Baptist Church.  Guest speakers included former Dallas Cowboy, Dr. Gerald Thomas, who helped educate guests on the problem of homelessness.

"The event to day was awesome because what we were gearing to do was to let people know in the community how serious homelessness is," says Community Case Management Director, Diane West.  "As I stated during the service, there's over 7,000 families that are homeless."

One of the homeless citizens taking part in the breakfast was Charles Smith.

"The warmth the community showed about helping the homeless people--It's good to know that people care," Smith shared. 

Pastor Willie A. Robinson from Lakeland led a special prayer for the Lakeland family who lost their home and a 12-year-old loved one in an arson on Wednesday.

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