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ELKHART, Ind.--For over 6 years, the non-profit organization A Woman’s Worth Creation, has organized many events to give back to the community.

“We do anything, anything that the community needs a little bit of help with, a little bit of love, we’re there,” A Woman’s Worth Creation Organization Founder Lori Ann Barns said. “If we’re needed, we’ll go!”

On Sunday, the organization along with a group of community members lent a helping hand to people struggling with homelessness in Elkhart, providing them a hot, home cooked meal, free clothing, and hygiene essentials.

“A lot of times people forget about the homeless because they, they automatically judge their situation without knowing anything about them,” Barns said. “At the end of the day, they need us, we need them, and we need each other.”

Organizer Lori Ann Barns said that homelessness and community separation is an ongoing issue around the country, and especially now during the pandemic, becoming a united community is necessary.

“It’s such a need, you know when you’re down and out, it’s easy to become depressed and the love from a stranger or family member makes that much of a difference,” Barns said. “With the coronavirus going on, so many people out of work, losing their homes, its detrimental right now that we show each other support and show each other love!”

Barns said that when communities work together to help others, that that’s the first step to make a difference and create an everlasting impact.

“We can’t wait for the president, the mayor is too busy, we got a little extra time so what are we going to do? Who else is going to do it? These are our neighbors; these are our friends, our brothers and our sisters out here, and it could be you, it could be me, it could be anyone of us, you just never know what could happen to you and it’s just a good thing to plant seeds,” Barns said.

That’s exactly what has motivated their mission to create outreach events that promote and inspire self-worth to make the community and world a better place.

Barns said that they will never stop helping those in need, and hopes that events like this one will inspire others to do the same.

“If I can help somebody, in a situation i know for a fact how it feels, I’m all in, and if I can grab a few people along the way in the community, we all are coming, we coming,” Barns said.

Barns said that she plans to organize even more events to help those struggling with homelessness and others in need in the weeks and months to come.

To get involved with A Woman’s Worth Creation organization, you can visit their website.

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