© 2017 by Two Tone Grant and Joel Wigelsworth

ABOUT

Our mission: To ease the suffering of people living on the streets, or in transition, by providing essential supplies in a compassionate, secular, judgement-free manner.

Shortly after moving to Albuquerque in 2005, I saw a news story about a local homeless man who died of “exposure,” which is a gentle way of saying he froze to death on the sidewalk. I couldn’t wrap my head, or heart, around that. I experienced periods of homelessness when I was younger, and was inspired to take action, for that man could have been me at one point.

The next day I printed up some flyers and placed a small donation box at school, and began asking people to donate winter items. The response was immediate. I kept coats, hats, gloves, and socks in my car, handing them out to people who needed them.

The amount of donations and volunteers has grown steadily over the years, and I’m able to assist our vulnerable homeless population year round. I’m deeply grateful to be able to help my community, and for the generosity of the volunteers and donors who make it possible for this grassroots organization to have a bigger impact.

Any night spent on the streets is long and dark. It is in that darkness that I strive to be A Light in the Night.

                                                                                                                                                              — TwoTone Grant​

 

A Light in the Night Community Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization seeking to improve the health, safety, and well-being of the men, women, and children of Albuquerque's homeless community.