Guardian Angels Help Indy's Homeless
Angels: 'We Saw A Need In The Homeless'
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A group of volunteer crime fighters reached out to the homeless on the streets of Indianapolis on Friday night. The Guardian Angelschapter that formed in Indianapolis back in October said its members were trying to provide warmth and safety for those in need, 6News' Julie Pursley reported.Randy Howard, the Indianapolis Guardian Angels Chapter leader, said there are two dozen members."We saw a need in the homeless," said Howard.Howard told 6News that members handed out blankets, hats and gloves to people living on the streets.Bradley Myers, a homeless man, said he's most afraid of freezing to death."As long as the community continues to support us, we going to be taking blankets under the bridges, giving them to the homeless there," Howard said.The Guardian Angels said they will also patrol the streets to serve as an extra pair of eyes."If we see a crime, let's say if someone snatches someone's purse, or they commit a felony, we are going to intervene, detain them and turn them over to the police," Howard said.Pursley asked Victoria Shaffer, who was enjoying an evening out in downtown Indianapolis, if she was surprised to see Guardian Angels on the streets. "Actually no. We first saw them a few months ago when they first started," said Shaffer. "They were walking around patrolling, actually stopping some kids from smoking marijuana."Victoria's husband, Phillip Shaffer, also had good things to say about the Guardian Angels. "It makes us feel a lot safer, especially with all the crime that has been going on."Guardian Angels chapters have come and gone in the past in Indianapolis. Howard said this chapter is here to stay.