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Candice Payne Got 30 Hotel Rooms for Homeless People in Chicago During Severe Cold Snap

As temperatures plunged to life-threatening lows this week, more than 100 homeless people in Chicago unexpectedly found themselves with food, fresh clothes and a place to stay after a local real estate broker intervened.

The broker, Candice Payne, 34, said it was a “spur-of-the-moment” decision to help. “It was 50 below, and I knew they were going to be sleeping on ice and I had to do something,” she said on Saturday.

Ms. Payne contacted hotels and found 30 rooms available at the Amber Inn for Wednesday night at $70 per room. Temperatures in Chicago reached lows of minus 25 and minus 26 on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

After Ms. Payne paid for the rooms on a credit card, she asked on her Instagram account for anyone who could help transport the homeless people. Soon she had a caravan of cars, S.U.V.s and vans with volunteer drivers.

“We had to accommodate everyone. It was really overwhelming,” Ms. Payne said. “They were so appreciative. They couldn’t wait to get in a bath and lay in a bed.”

Ms. Payne bought toiletries, food, prenatal vitamins, lotions, deodorants and snacks and made care packages to help make the people feel comfortable. Restaurants donated trays of food, and many people called the inn.

I love hearing about good deeds being done to those who are less fortunate than us.

Help Us Raise Money For The Homeless in Mobile, Alabama!

Greetings!

I need your help to support our homeless within the city of Mobile, Alabama, during the cold days ahead by donating to help me purchase scarfs, gloves and other items.
Many have no way of staying warm during the winter months and some sadly even freeze to death. I know we can’t help everybody but if we can come together to help make some in the community warmer then that is a first step to helping save a life from the harsh winter nights. All donations will go towards purchasing scarfs, gloves, hats, blankets and food to give out.
With your donation we can help keep many who have no where to go during the holidays to stay warm!

Thank You and I appreciate any donation no matter the size!

My goal is to have items ready to hand out by the first week of December. I believe we can reach this goal and bring some smiles to those who are often forgotten during the holidays. 

Give a donation by clicking the link below & Please Share to help reach the goal! Thank You!

 

https://funds.gofundme.com/dashboard/scarfsglovesforhomelessinmobileal

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