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Civic group provides help for homeless

Captain Terry Pait Captain Terry Pait
Artie Cowgur (Center) Artie Cowgur (Center)
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -

Police officers are teaming up with a non-profit organization to give away goody bags to the homeless.

Honor Sentinels member Artie Cowgur wanted to help a good cause by giving goodie bags to police officers who may come across someone who's homeless.

"It's worth it just to get help them get cleaned up, get a little food in their tummy, some clean water," Cowgur said.

She says after seeing homeless people in Bainbridge she wanted to do something positive to help her community.

"So one day I had coffee with officer pate and I said I'm really concerned about the people I see that they have nothing and I know everybody gets hungry and they handle it but just the basic necessities to get them clean is very important," Cowgur said.

Honor Sentinels teamed up with public safety officers to make goodie bags for the homeless. Some of those items include water bottles, tooth brushes, food, and a bible for them to keep.

"And in the city of Bainbridge we really don't have a homeless facility we don't have any shelters to give to anybody,  we don't have a place for them to stay occasionally you can get a voucher form to go to the budget inn but other than that there's really nothing and so speaking to them we came up with this little care packages so that way we can give it to them," said Captain Terry Pait of Bainbridge Public Safety      

Honor Sentinels says they were able to do this project thanks to donations and local convenience stores in the area.

For more information, call Dan West at 229-726-6853.

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