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Gary Robinson was alone, far from family, and homeless. Choosing to stay in Savannah he headed to Emmaus House with a friend hoping to find the strength to begin a new life. Emmaus House is a United Way funded agency that provides safety and relief to homeless people in Savannah through their soup kitchen, bathroom and laundry services.

Gary received support through Emmaus House to earn his independent and drug-free life back. He started volunteering in the kitchen to give back to the organization that helped him get back on his feet. Gary helps serve the almost 180,000 meals to the hungry through United Way programs.

After 8 months, Gary was offered the job in the kitchen. He has even turned down other job offers to stay at Emmaus House for now. The biggest difference in his life has come from being on the other side of the soup kitchen line. By feeding those who are homeless in Savannah, Gary has helped give the humanity back to those he serves.

Gary is thankful to United Way and Emmaus House for welcoming him when he showed up. It took a lot of his pride to start his new life, and he is thankful he can now help individuals in need, as they really are: people.

You can help more people like Gary by giving to United Way and texting UWCE to 56512.