Author Archives: Amelia Amelia Ferrell Knisely

Formerly homeless woman leads street backpack program in Nashville

Formerly homeless woman leads street backpack program in Nashville

Twelve years ago, Hurricane Ivan ripped through Jessica Thurmond’s neighborhood, destroying the house where she had been living. The 18-year-old in Florida was soon forced to live in her car while working multiple jobs. One of her jobs was at a gym, which meant she could use the facility’s shower and have a locker for

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