Local woman spends free time packing blessings bags for homeless

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HAYSVILLE Kan. (KAKE) -

Heidi Cox is sharing her blessings, but not too long ago she was struggling with addiction and living on the streets.

"I've been homeless before and so I know what it's like to be on the street and to not know where these things are gonna come from,” Cox said.

She lived with virtually nothing and was a slave to her addiction. That was just a few years ago. 

"It’s such a blessing to be in a position now to be able to give back,” Cox said.

Cox spends her time each day stuffing what she calls blessing bags.

"It's just gone from those six little Ziploc bags to 54 was our biggest round of full size shopping bags,” Cox said.

Inside each one is filled with socks, deodorant, toothbrushes, hats, gloves, and food. Some were donated and some she spent her own money to buy.

"I really felt the Lord really leading me to do it so I made a post for donations and it's just really blown up from there," Cox said.

For Cox, it’s hard for her to believe how far she’s come.

 “I mean, three of four years ago I wouldn't be able to do this for ourselves, let alone someone else, so it's really great to be blessed enough to do that now," Cox said.

If you are wanting to donate to Cox’s blessing bags you can contact her through her Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/heidi.lechnercox

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