Youth football team gives back to the homeless

Posted at 10:44 AM, Dec 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-22 11:44:57-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Under the Jefferson Street Bridge in Nashville, 12-year-old Devontae Sanders joined his youth football team, the Middle Tennessee Bulldawgs, to hand out food to the homeless.

The Bulldawgs partners with the nonprofit Yai paks outreach to give back to those less fortunate.

"They're happy because we’re giving things to them to help them to make them feel more at home," Sanders said.

Yai paks outreach team member Tiffany Ladd says the average homeless person dies at age 50 from being outside. She says we can all do something, big or small, to help our neighbors.

"It's truly about building a relationship with them," Ladd said, "Today we are feeding them, handing them propane, tarps, blankets...just stuff they need to survive."

The volunteers went to four different locations today, with 250 hot plates to pass out to the homeless.

If you want to donate to the nonprofit, click here.