Underneath the Bridge

5 Mar ThursdayPosted By:Gerald Morgan

Underneath the Truman Parkway lies tents, couches, people and tons of trash. Just over the make-shift bridge is one of the most well-known homeless sites in Savannah. When you don’t have anywhere to go and no one to turn to for help, you could wake up and find yourself in a homeless camp just like this one. When it rains, blowing rainwater soaks everything, leaving large puddles of water and mud everywhere. Here underneath the bridge is some of the roughest areas in Savannah and some of the worst cases of depression, despair, and abandonment. Individuals often find themselves here with no family, no safety, and no hope of a better tomorrow. Countless individuals from our mission have come out of this place and we trust that through the grace of God and the continual support of people like you, we can continue to make a difference in other people’s lives. It is not our goal to offer the homeless people from places like this just a hand out, but rather a hand up that they may find a way to rid themselves of this despair, depression and grab ahold of the hope that can only be found in God.

Many people are usually just one paycheck away from losing their apartments, and when the shelters fill up the only place left to go is in a homeless camp just like this one. Homelessness is something that affects the entire community and it takes all of us working together to help solve it. With your continued support, together we can make a difference in the lives of those who find themselves here.
Gerald Morgan