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Macon couple's festival for the homeless aims 'to make sure they have everything they need'

Angela and James Brown have been helping homeless people for almost 20 years.

MACON, Ga. — Angela Reeaves-Brown and James Brown have made it their passion to help people who don't have a home, basic necessities, and money. With their nonprofit, Angela's Anointed Angels, Inc., they are bringing another event to help homeless people.

In July, 13WMAZ reported the Macon couple handing to water out to the community. With feedback from homeless people and eagerness to do more, the Browns have their white truck ready to help.

"I love helping people, doing anything I can, and I put God first over everything. We all have problems in this world, and anything can happen. That's life. Anybody can be a paycheck away from being homeless," Angela Reeaves-Brown said.

Angela started Angela's Anointed Angels two years ago. While she serves as the president, her husband is the vice president. She says she's always been passionate about helping people since a young age.

"My mama was a foster parent for over 30-something years, even though the neighborhood was family people in the neighborhood, but she adopted kids and brought them to her home," the president said.

From then on, the duo has made a community a people their own family by giving back. On Sunday, the Browns are putting together a Homeless VIP Festival for people in the Macon community or anyone that can come.

"We're going to come together and we're going to make sure they have everything they need. One of the biggest things we're trying to do now is to make sure the homeless are there," James Brown said.

They plan to give out blankets, coats, food, music, and more. They plan to give out toiletries and hygiene products to people who come. James says they want to make sure people know this is for people who are homeless but would like anyone in need to come. 

Both are still seeking gently-used clothes and shoes of all sizes. They hope people can also bring more items that would be useful to homeless people. They've gone to help homeless people in downtown Macon around Daybreak, near Spring Street, and wherever they think the homeless are. 

The event is Sunday, November 20 at Carolyn Crayton Park, formerly known as Central City Park, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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