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Local nonprofit helps homeless

by | Dec 6, 2023 | Latest, news

City Missions Founder and Executive Director Cherie Privett hands out socks and toiletries to a homeless man in Dallas. Courtesy Cherie Previtt

A nonprofit founded three years ago to provide socks for the homeless has quickly expanded to include planning a million-dollar facility.

City Missions Founder and Executive Director Cherie Privett, a Wylie longtime resident and employee of New Hope Christian Church, said “I just heard God tell me to start it.”

“I spend every day with God,” she said. “It’s not like I hear somebody on my shoulder. It’s really just the thoughts that happen in my head.”

Privett said she had been praying and listening to worship music the day she heard the message from God.

In her role at the church, Privett said she had helped provide socks, hygiene products and blankets to the homeless. 

Socks are one of the most needed items for homeless people, said Privett, and sometimes they wear socks for weeks at a time without washing them. Additionally, many homeless people develop foot injuries from walking all day long, sometimes without shoes.

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By Jeremy Hallock | [email protected]

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