Maryland Sanitation Truck Driver Called Hero for Helping Homeless Families

Arnold Harvey delivers "love bags" to the less fortunate seven days a week.
2:47 | 09/05/14

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We want to share a story that touched all of us here at "Gma," a Maryland sanitation worker has become a local hero for helping homeness families. He and his wife are changing the lives of thousands of people in their community. Wow. ? it's 5:00 A.M. On a Saturday morning. How are you doing, sweetheart? Good morning. As the city sleeps, Arnold Harvey starts his day by hitting the trees of silver spring, Maryland, quietly delivering bags filled with food. Toiletries and blankets to the homeless. He calls them love bags. Sometimes I just -- when the shelters get full, chef no other place to go so they got to turn to the streets even if it's for a night or two they're out there. We're going to leave you this bag, man, all right. Well, you know who I am? Trash truck driver. I'm the trash truck driver. After seven years they recognize him. In 2007 the waste management truck driver noticed a growing number of families sleeping on the streets of his overnight route. He and his wife Teresa took action immediately making sandwiches and collecting blankets to donate. As long as I know there's somebody out here, it's hard to go home, sit at a table, eat a me meal. That's it. Reporter: Their street ministry led the couple to create god's connection transition, gct. A nonprofit that today provides donated food and supplies to 5,000 families a month from a rented warehouse in gaithersburg, Maryland. The harveys convince major companies, as well as local stores to donate. The reason that we're here is the passion of god, the love of people, so god's connection transition is god joining people together to undergo a change. Reporter: People from churches and food pantries work at the warehouse to create a nonjudgmental shopping environment for low-income and homeless families. It means a lot to my family because a lot of times we don't have everything that we need and then those moments to know that we can come to gct and just really shop, you know, without being embarrassed in any way because the doors are open to us. A lot of times you find yourself in situations where you lose hope and so Theresa gives you that shot of hope an Arnold is right behind them and make an awesome team. They do make an awesome team and both have full time jobs and still manage to find time to do something like that. Showing us all the way.

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