At a time of year when people resolve to improve themselves, The News & Observer’s Jessica Banov told the story of two men who resolved to improve the lives of many.
Garrett Cooper, 33, and Adam Grossman, 34, each has taken on a simple way to help the homeless.
Cooper, a former commercial and industrial electrician, launched a campaign called Keep Raleigh Warm that raised more than $4,000, enough to buy 500 heavy-duty blankets for homeless people going into winter. Now he, and his unofficial partners at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, need help delivering the blankets.
Grossman, president of Grossman Group Realty, attacked the homeless problem from the bottom up. He raised money to buy 12,000 pairs of socks to help a charity drive organized by Title Boxing Club in Cary. Future sock donations should be directed to the Raleigh Rescue Mission.
The two men acted on the spirit of the season in a way that will warm people all winter.