A young local couple and their family and friends took it upon themselves to collect items for bags for the homeless and needy, which were given out to many grateful recipients at the Soup Kitchen during the Christmas season this year.
The idea to “Bless Pueblo” with gift bags every Christmas was thought up three years ago by Adreanna Peasley, who wanted to reach out and help others at this cold time of year. Her and her husband, Derek, began collecting donations with friends and family, who helped built gift bags for adults and kids, mostly with such things as basic hygiene items, foot warmers and blankets to help keep them warm.
As they shared on Facebook, donations came flooding in (see photo).
“Thank you everyone for your help,” said Adreanna. “God is good and made these bags stretch! People were so grateful, driven to tears even. These people ARE PEOPLE, and matter whether society acknowledges that or not.”
“It means a great deal to them,” said Adreanna. “We get to come out to a warm house and they don’t. They have to figure out how to stay warm and keep from getting frost bitten. It’s a cruel society we live in, and this little dent we make in it, makes a difference,” said Adreanna.
Link to “Bless Pueblo” FB page – https://www.facebook.com/blesspueblo/
Derek Peasley speaks about the project and needed items – https://www.facebook.com/blesspueblo/videos/1995087257397890/
Adreanna Peasley sharing about the event this year – https://www.facebook.com/blesspueblo/videos/2021578658082083/
– Story by Jenny Paulson, posted at the GIve Back Pueblo Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/GiveBackPueblo/ – Pueblo Magazine FB page – https://www.facebook.com/PuebloMagazine/ – and at http://puebloindependentmagazine.com/family-friends-called-bless-pueblo-give-pueblos-homeless/