Seek the truth and open your heart. It will set you free.
A few years ago Hailey saw a homeless man on the street and thought it would be nice to buy him a sandwich. She and her mom did so. From there Hailey figured, why give one person a sandwich when you can feed many more with a garden. So she planted a garden that she harvests for the local food bank. She donated 128 pounds last year. From that garden grew the shelter idea, as well as various other efforts providing health and hygiene supplies to the homeless. She is currently building a shelter for her homeless friend Edward. “If she had her way we’d have mobile sleeping shelters taking up our front lawn,” said Hailey’s mother, Miranda. Hailey received a $3,000 grant from Together Rising and momastery.com for her efforts. She plans to use the money to build 11 more shelters, so that not just her friend Edward, but some of his friends will also have warm, dry places to sleep. “It just doesn’t seem right that there are homeless people,” Hailey said. “I think everyone should have a place to live.”