Atlanta Multisports Magazine Issue No 3 - Page 99

I first met Jesse Cash on a Sunday morning planned run. You see, I heard of this group that ran through downtown Atlanta handing out sandwiches to the homeless and I thought to myself how unselfish is this. What a way to help, those less fortunate than yourself. So, I decided to come out and run with this group but what I got was more than I had imagined. I received a lesson about homelessness here in the city of Atlanta. This Sunday run was much more than a stroll in the park handing out peanut butter sandwiches, it was the beginning of a new journey to spread the word that everyone can do something to help someone in need. Jesse stood in the king Center parking lot with a group of other runners. As he assisted them in loading their backpacks with sandwiches, he seemed very approachable, smiling while he introduced himself, giving updates and communicating the run route. Jesse seemed resourceful and knowledgeable about the various organizations in the Atlanta area who support the care efforts and shelter to the homeless. Jesse wasn't hesitant about sharing his story and his visions for the future. At the end of my run with the "RUN" (Reduce Urban Neglect) group Jesse helped found, I was impressed with his story and every runner and walker that came out on that day to help pass out sandwiches and volunteer their time and efforts. Jesse has become one of my heroes and we are honored to share a glimpse of his story which is still being written......