Tuesday 17 September, 2019

WHO'S YOUR HERO? Erica Allen put smiles on the faces of the homeless

A homeless man is all smiles after receiving a box lunch from Erica Allen and her team. (Inset: Erica Allen)

A homeless man is all smiles after receiving a box lunch from Erica Allen and her team. (Inset: Erica Allen)

It burns Erica Allen’s heart to see fellow human beings struggling with homelessness. So much so that she decided to help alleviate the pain of the less fortunate by providing them with food.

Since 2015, Allen, a member of the Jamaican Madhouse charity group, has fed hundreds of homeless Jamaicans with the assistance of three relatives – her son, mother and aunt.

For the kind-hearted Allen, it’s just the least of what she would like to do to help the homeless.

“My hope is not only to feed them. My hope is to get them off the street totally but I am not in a position where I can go out and house them somewhere and provide for them,” Allen told Loop News, noting that her wish is for an entity to  help her to provide a shelter for homeless people.

Allen has been entered into our 'Who's your hero?' campaign to win either a weekend for two at an exquisite all-inclusive hotel or two high-end smartphones.

Watch the video below.

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