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Husband and Wife Use Facebook Live to Help the Homeless

Updated: Jan 13, 2018 8:38 PM
By Brianne Talocka/WRDE


(GEORGETOWN, Del.) - Rushing into action as winter weather sets in, a couple uses the power of Facebook to help those living in dangerous conditions. Jim and Cat Martin make it their mission to help others.

"Your children could become homeless, someone you love could be homeless right now," says Cat.

They've created a page called God Goes Digital. Using Facebook live, they give a voice to people in need. And let members of the community know how they can help.

They do the lives at the 11am Thursday lunch held at the Georgetown Wesleyan Church. They also do them at the Shepard's Office in Georgetown on "Freezing Fridays" from 4-10pm, and on Shivering Saturday's at the Shepard's office from 12-8pm. They will also meet people any day at a time and place that is convenient for them. People reach out to them by phone (302-858-8556), email (Jimmymartin767@gmail.com), or facebook message.

At this week's Thursday lunch, Brianna Clark is here sharing her story.

"I grew up in foster care and my parents never got me." Brianne tells WRDE.

Like other homeless, Brianna spends her day at a place like the ACE Center. Then when it closes at 5, she walks to the Georgetown Presbyterian Church, which opens at 8 so people can sleep. During Brianna's Facebook Live she says getting a bike would make it easier for her to travel. She also says she needs a backpack to carry her things.

Jim has experienced homelessness first hand and he thinks there needs to be more shelters.

"We need people to invest in human beings and have welcome centers," Jim says. "And you don't have to call it Homeless Center of America, just call it Welcome Center."

After Brianna's facebook live, someone ordered her a bike, and another person ordered her backpack. Jim tells WRDE that doing these facebook lives is a quick way to get someone something they need.

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