Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Floyd County Facebook Angels


A group in Floyd County is using social media to provide what they call Christmas miracles for some in their community.
It started as a simple question five years ago. "If we put it on social media, would people actually come through? Would people actually have the Christmas heart, the Christmas cheer of making that miracle happen for people in nursing homes, adult crisis centers, and kid crisis centers," explains Brent Graden.
Now, each year around Thanksgiving Graden posts wish lists on Facebook for residents at nursing homes and crisis centers in Floyd County...almost instantly folks begin commenting picking a name to provide a little Christmas miracle for.
Graden says, "We got together a list, we checked it twice and now we can officially say we have 175 gifts here ready to give out."
They call themselves 'Facebook Angels', and through the power of social media this year's angels come from eight different states.