Metro's homeless treated to Christmas TourFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - On a chilly night, the last place anyone wants to be is homeless. Sadly, hundreds are in the Fargo-Moorhead area...enjoying the holidays from a shelter. But tonight, thanks to one couple's donation, many families received a special holiday treat.
On a chilly night, the last place anyone wants to be is homeless. Sadly, hundreds are in the Fargo-Moorhead area...enjoying the holidays from a shelter. But tonight, thanks to one couple's donation, many families received a special holiday treat.
There is definitely a bite in the air tonight as temperatures slowly dip. But that didn't stop the holiday spirit from shining through for dozens who are calling Churches United home for the holidays. Tonight, they took a tour of Holiday lights in Fargo, one many say they'll never forget.
Nicole Miller – Homeless: “This is awesome, I mean I think I'm more excited than the kids.”
Nicole Miller and her family just moved from St. Paul in hopes of starting a better life. Recently evicted, her entire family is homeless and living at Churches United.
Sebrina Ford - Homeless: “It's been pretty rough, it's hard finding employment when you don't have reliable transportation.”
Jen Engquist – Churches United: “We've got way to many people staying in way to small of a space. These are people who are used to having their own homes, their own housing, their own bedrooms.”
But that's not keeping any of them down.
Sebrina Ford: “It’s nice to be able to take a break and have some fun for once instead of worrying and stressing about having somewhere to live and having a job.”
These two trolleys took families up and down the streets of Fargo and through the Holiday Lights at Lindenwood Park.
Angela Laney – Homeless for Much of 2011: “I think it's really beautiful to see how they decorate the lights different ways.”
Jashira Miller – Homeless: “I love the lights.”
But this night was about more than sight-seeing. In a season of giving, many felt this was the greatest gift of all.
Sebrina Ford: ”We can all just be a family and enjoy the night.”
Many not knowing where there next meal will come from were assured of a full stomach tonight as they finished the night off at Happy Joes for some pizza.
Annely Laney – Homeless for Much of 2011: “How much it means for the community to help out and for them to give us special treats for this once in a while.”
When the ride was over, one girl said, "This is a moment I'll remember forever, I can't wait to write in my diary". It was truly a special night for the some of the ones that needed it most of all.