July 29th, 2016 | Wired In to Our Community
In the second quarter of 2010, one of IQ Wired’s quarterly community projects was to provide basic supplies to homeless people in downtown Denver. The project was nominated by Eric Coley.
Back in his Texas hometown, Eric and a small group of his friends would each get together, pitch in some money, go to the grocery store for some baked chickens and noodles and prepare it in a huge pot. Then, they would go to a shelter equivalent of the Denver Rescue Mission to give dinner to the homeless people in the area. After serving them, they would spend the evening chatting and relaxing with them..
“It was our plan for every Monday night and it became such a community movement that it spread as we hoped it would,” said Eric. “People caught on and joined and the word spread and now it has been passed down to others. The attention from my community is now directed at other homeless areas of San Antonio. It was started by a few of us and was undoubtedly the most rewarding thing that I have ever been a part of. I still partake in this event when I return home.”
IQ Wired conducted our flavor of Eric’s tradition by putting together water bottles, socks, soap, toothpaste and other basic supplies and giving away care packages to those who need them.