MidSouth Community FCU team members gather together each Presidents’ Day holiday for their annual training day. During this year’s meeting, team members donated items to the Daybreak Day Resource Center. Daybreak is a division of Depaul USA, a national nonprofit organization that provides services to homeless men and women across the nation. Depaul opened its first program in 2009, and currently operates in 6 cities with 17 programs. One of the programs, the Daybreak Day Resource Center, is located in downtown Macon, Georgia.
Every weekday in Macon, an average of 100 homeless men and women visit Daybreak to receive services that can help them overcome the immediate crisis of homelessness. Those services include housing placement, case management, breakfast and snacks, laundry facilities, showers, a free health clinic, access to phones and computers, and transportation assistance.
Program Director, Sister Theresa Sullivan, attended MidSouth Community’s training day to accept the donation. Sister Theresa stated, “I was inspired by the spirit of caring and commitment in the room. The amazing collection of things we need each day reflects your commitment to the community. We put everything up in the pantry and our shelves are full. Yesterday one of our Daybreak recipients, Calvin, stopped me because his drawstring bag was split down the side and his clothes were popping out. I brought him into the classroom and let him pick from the backpacks you donated. Not only did he get a bag, but he was able to pick out a bag that he liked. Thanks for making his day.”
For more information about the Daybreak Day Resource Center, visit depaulusa.org .