New supplies were delivered to residents of Greenville's "Tent City Homeless Community" Saturday morning.
After the homeless population in Greenville was highlighted in local news stories through November, employees at Bon Secours Health System decided to act. They collected hundreds of items from staff across the company and took them to those in need under the bridge of Pete Hollis Highway in downtown Greenville.
Jasmine Archibald and Natalie Holtzer headed up the effort in the hospital's Central Business Office. She said she didn't realize it would catch on so quickly.
"We feel good knowing there are others who have the heart to want to help and we are just thankful for all the support we've been getting," said Holtzer. She said along with donations to people living in tent city, items will also go to a mother and son in the area who need help.
Bon Secours has a mission to inspire outreach in the community, with focus on the poor, underserved and the dying. Along with health care services, the Catholic based hospital system contributes to non-profits throughout the community all year long. They said they want to create relationships with the people who live and work in neighborhoods where they serve, in order to improve the quality of life and health.
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