Journey of Faith School raising awareness for homelessness | Feature Story


Journey of Faith School, in Stevenson, will hold its second annual “One Night Without a Home,” on Nov. 20-21.

“For one night, we are trading our bed for a box,” said Cynthia Hammontree, of the school.  “We will sleep outside in a box to raise awareness for homelessness.”

Hammontree said the teens will be holding signs close to the road showing they are accepting donations.

“We will be available to help unload your vehicle, if you have donations,” she said. “We are collecting donations, so the kids can donate it to the homeless shelter in Huntsville.”

Hammontree said items being collected include socks, gloves, pens, pencils and sharpeners, word search books, toiletries, Gallon zip lock bags, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, chap stick, non-perishable foods, blankets, sleeping bags, small tents and monetary donations.

“No clothes please,” said Hammontree.

Donation drop off location is at the school, located at 33 County Road 283 in Stevenson, directly across the street from Rudder Funeral Home.

Drop off times will be Friday, Nov. 20, from 12-8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 21, from 7:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.



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