Blanket Drive

From Miriam Ogden:

On a recent Sunday morning as I was driving home, I saw a homeless man at the red light. I stopped to give him something to eat. I asked him how he was doing. He said, not well, that he barely slept the night before because he slept on the ground and it was so cold and he did not have a blanket. I told him that God loves him and that I would pray for him. As I drove off, I felt so sad, guilty, about my wonderful bed with sheets, blankets and pillows. By the time that I got home, I realized that I had to do something. I spoke with two priests who thought that a blanket drive was a good thing.

When I told Metairie Lakelawn funeral home about my idea, they really liked it and have put up a sign requesting that their employees donate a blanket by Tuesday. At which time I will pick them up and deliver them to two centers for the homeless. I am asking for donations to be dropped off at one of two different places (the only two I know will accept them, but I am sure there must be more). They are: The Harry Thompson Center, located in the parking lot of St. Joseph Church. You may call Vicki Judice at 504-271-5547 ext. 1. If you would like to make a monetary donation instead… the address is The Harry Thompson Center, 130 Baronne St., New Orleans, La. 70112. The other one is Bishop Perry Center, 1941 Dauphine St., New Orleans, La. 70116, 504-227-3270. It is located between Elysian Fields and Esplanade.