Lynchburg, VA - A new nonprofit organization in our area is really taking off. WarmStreets began just 15 months ago and is already having a huge impact.
The group helps other organizations that help the homeless. One way WarmStreets does that is with monetary donations, and Saturday they held an art bidding party to raise money.
The proceeds from Saturday's event were divided among WarmStreets, The Daily Bread and Hand Up Lodge.
The organization says they believe helping the homeless is the community's responsibility, not the government's.
"We have 400 homeless, and in a way that sounds like a huge number, but when you think of how many organizations and churches, and companies we have here that could help, this is a solvable problem," said Rick Hughes, Director of WarmStreets.org.
One of the main organizations that WarmStreets helps is The Daily Bread.
Management there says an organization like WarmStreets is unique, because their main purpose is to help other nonprofit's.
"WarmStreets has done some neat things to pair up need with other community resources. Just one of the neat things was he helped us find a new vacuum cleaner and that was critical need at daily bread," said Tracey Dixon, Director of Lynchburg Daily Bread.
If you would like more information on WarmStreets and how you can get involved, you can visit their website.