WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Twenty families will smile this Christmas thanks to the Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter for female veterans.
The shelter raised money to buy gifts for the families.
Veterans from the Middle Georgia area and South Georgia received gifts for their children.
Alvin Wright is a veteran who volunteered for the first time this year for the shelter and he said he was filled with many emotions when he handed families their Christmas gifts.
“Joy for the family, little sadness for some of the things they’re going through, but pretty much just happiness for being able to help them out and them being able to have a Christmas that they truly deserve,” Wright said.
Wright brought his eight-year-old son to help volunteer because he said he wants him to learn what it means to give back.
“Believe it or not I feel like, he really could benefit from being able to see what giving back can do for you,” Wright said. “The emotions that it can bring up in you and you know how good it can make you feel, what it can really do for your spirit, how uplifting it can be.”
The Genesis Joy House Shelter received $3,800 in cash donations to help those twenty families.