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"Hope Service" event helps Colorado Springs' homeless

Posted at 4:42 PM, Sep 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-08 18:45:38-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Dozens of volunteers from the Colorado Springs Christian Church took part in a homeless outreach event known as the "Hope Service" Sunday morning in Antlers Park.

The group's mission is to care for those living on the streets and provide them with warm winter clothes, haircuts, and other necessities.

Organizers said some times, the smallest donation can make a big difference.

He was trained as a welder, and he could go get work, but he needed hard, steel toed boots. He couldn't afford steel toed boots. So, we got him some steel toed boots and he was able to go become a productive member of Colorado Springs. That's what we really want to do, we really want to empower people to go be a part of society," said Jason Wells with the Hope Worldwide Colorado Springs Chapter.

The group also works with the Veterans Administration to help connect homeless vets with resources to get them off the streets.

This was the 14th year of the Hope Service.