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Junior Marshals help homeless in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ga. - A group of middle school students in the Muscogee County Junior Marshal program spent their morning helping the less fortunate in our community. News 3's Naomi Keitt spent the morning with the group and shows us how they assisted the homeless.

"My whole purpose of getting you guys here today is for you guys to make a pledge that you would never walk by on the other side when you seen a person in need," said Muscogee County Marshal Greg Countryman.

The Muscogee County Junior Marshals took to the streets Saturday passing out blankets, food, and care bags for the homeless in our community. It was an eye opening experience for everyone, as the middle school students saw first hand where many of the homeless population lives, under bridges and in the woods.

"I was actually really sad because it was cold under the bridge and they had blankets and beds but the thing was it was cold. They had no heater, nothing. It was sad, really actually sad," said Junior Marshal Jarvis Danielly.

"They don't have running water or heating system or even lights. They have to get their daylight through the day and when it's nighttime its dark," said Junior Marshal De'Estiney Favors.

After this experience, the students say they are more thankful for the things they do have.

"I learned not to beg more because you see people way worse than you so you never know what's going on in life," said Danielly.

The Junior Marshals were glad they could serve the community Saturday morning. If you are interested in homeless resources you can visit http://homelessresourcenetwork.org/ or call 706-571-3399.

Naomi Keitt

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