Mass. Woman on a Mission to Keep the Homeless Warm | NECN

Mass. Woman on a Mission to Keep the Homeless Warm



    (NECN: Kathryn Sotnik) - Temperatures are plummeting once again across New England.

    For those who live on the streets, the conditions are extra dangerous, but one Watertown, Mass. woman is on a mission to keep people warm.

    Cathy O'Grady is the Good Samaritan behind hundreds of blankets, hats, gloves, even coats, that have been left behind in random places in Boston, including Curley Park in Faneuil Hall.

    She works a full-time job, but says she uses 100 percent of money from a side jewelry business called "Cathy's Creations," to fund these good deeds.

    O'Grady says she came up with the idea after a recent trip out to Faneuil Hall.

    "I saw homeless people with plastic bags, wearing trash bags, and it just broke my heart because I don't think any human should be wearing trash bags," said O'Grady.

    The message adorned to each item says "We are not lost, if you don't have shelter or a home please take one, I know that you are important."

    O'Grady says, in her next project, she'll help distribute hundreds of bags filled with inspirational messages to nurses at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.