LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- There was a special delivery on Monday, Dec. 23, at Wayside Christian Mission involving thousands of Christmas cards for the city's homeless population. All of them were from Louisville elementary school students.
Louisville Congressman John Yarmuth helped deliver the cards as part of the fourth annual "Holiday Cards for the Homeless Project.”
Ten elementary schools including Mill Creek, Bloom and Slaughter pitched in to write the personalized cards.
Yarmuth says everyone benefits from this exchange.
“So much of what's important about the homeless population is knowing that they have support. It gives them hope and it's really what this is all about. For the kids, it's the opportunity to reach out. We’re the most compassionate community in the world according to Mayor Fischer; and this is just another indication of that,” Yarmuth said.
Yarmuth says the cards left over will be delivered to other homeless shelters in the area. Last year, local students created about 1,500 cards for the project.