It seems that the John Edwards criminal trial has provided an unexpected blessing for some poor, hungry and homeless people in our community.
“Edwards said he hoped to start helping the poor and hungry again. Turns out, he’s already doing that.”
During the trial, West Market Street United Methodist Church, which sits beside the courthouse, rented out some parking spaces and a room inside the church to NBC News. The church was paid $1,000 a week for seven weeks. And they donated the entire $7K to Greensboro Urban Ministry, which operates a community kitchen, a food pantry, a homeless shelter for adults, a temporary housing program for homeless families, a transitional housing program and a financial assistance ministry. What a smart and generous idea that was! And it was made possible because of John Edwards. He is, indeed, helping the poor and hungry in Greensboro.