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Local 4th grader makes it his mission to feed homeless, stop violence in community this Christmas

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Posted at 11:18 AM, Dec 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 11:18:06-05

One local fourth grader has made it his mission to make sure everyone gets a holiday meal and everyday necessities this coming Christmas, but he needs your help in making it happen.

 

It all started a little over a year ago, following a double homicide right down Reese Hamilton’s street, prompting him to write a letter to the mayor about stopping violence in the community.

 

Since then, he’s organized peace walks, Thanksgiving meals for those in need, and more.

 

This Saturday at noon, he’ll be heading to Georgia Street downtown to give the homeless a meal and a stocking stuffed with toiletries, blankets, and more.

 

“Some people have much more than them and me. So, I just want to help the homeless, since I already have a good family and everything,” said Reese.

 

This is the second year Reese will be giving the homeless a Christmas meal and other necessities, but he needs your help!

 

Last year, he had to dip into his family’s bill money to make it possible.

 

So this year, he has set up a GoFundMe page, as well as is accepting toiletry, blankets, coats, clothing, and more at his home.

 

If you wish to help Reese out, you can donate any money to his GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/profile/reese-hamilton-trndx, or you can donate any other items to his home at 3014 Gladstone Avenue.

 

They’ll be accepting donations until December 21st.

 

And, of course, you can always help them with handing out the meals and stockings!

 

That will take place a noon this Saturday, December 23rd on Georgia Street.