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Holy Innocents' Helps Stranded Travelers

Holy Innocents' students Kate Wright, Preston Hix, Mattes Morris, Maggie Siegal, Graysen Kelly and Lily Scott hand out food to stranded motorist on 285 at Riverside Drive.
Holy Innocents' students Kate Wright, Preston Hix, Mattes Morris, Maggie Siegal, Graysen Kelly and Lily Scott hand out food to stranded motorist on 285 at Riverside Drive.
Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church put out the welcome mat for some 80 overnight guests Tuesday night when gridlock, ice and snow gripped Metro Atlanta roads.

And a few Holy Innocents' Episcopal School students left their warm homes Wednesday morning to help drivers who were stranded near the Riverside exit of I-285.

The church was expecting 25 guests to enjoy more Episcopalian hospitality Wednesday night, said the Rev. Michael Sullivan. 

"I've never been more proud of a parish. I am incredibly thankful for the tremendous effort exhibited by so many," he added.

School will be closed Thursday, but the church's welcome mat is still set out for those who need help, at 805 Mt. Vernon Hwy. N.W., Atlanta.
Kristen Lyn Zagoria January 29, 2014 at 07:58 PM
Thank you Holy Innocents. This is exactly what all churches and synagogues should be doing!!! Makes me proud that my family has been part of HIES for 23+ years.
Chuck Brannon January 29, 2014 at 09:37 PM
Thank you HIEC for such warm hospitality last night! My wife & I can't thank you enough! Melody was fantastic and we were sorry we didn't get to tell her in person when we left! Tammy & Chuck Brannon
Kamilah (Kam) Wright January 30, 2014 at 12:09 PM
I want to send a HUGE warm, heart-felt, thank you to HIEC for being such good stewards over us. They were really Jesus in the tangible for us. Melody and several others (I apologize that I don't know their names but they know who they are :0))worked tirelessly at making sure that we were safe, warm, comfortable and fed. The law enforcement and the surrounding residents were true heros trudging the snow to bring in the stranded, food and hygiene products. We couldn't have asked for better! I was glad to hear that Melody finally took a moment to get some rest which is why I didn't give her a hug before I left. Kamilah (Kam) Wright
Dorothy Jackson January 30, 2014 at 09:51 PM
Sending my heart felt thanks for taking in stranded motorist during the snow storm. I spoke with my sister. Kamilah (Kam) Wright off and on that day and she told me she decided to stop at the church and sit a while. Lord knows we didn't think she would be there over night. She told me you all took very good care of her and we joked about her spending her 43rd birthday with her new friends. Thank you again and may God continue to bless you all. Dorothy Jackson (Birmingham, AL)

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