Iowans' weekly trip to help homeless on Omaha's streets now a full-time passion
Rickie Shinabargar, left, and Steve Scheer, center, take some socks on Friday from volunteers working with Table of Mercy. The organization based in Atlantic, Iowa, visits Omaha each week to help the homeless. The group recently joined with a local nonprofit so donations can be tax deductible.
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:00 am
Helping the homeless is starting to look like a full-time gig for the Table of Mercy Breakfast Club.
Members of the group — basically three people from Atlantic, Iowa, and some helpers — spend time each day on their new passion, a project they launched almost one year ago. A lot has happened since Mel Briles, his wife, De, and friend Scott McDuff started making weekly trips to serve the homeless on Omaha's streets last May.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:00 am.