From the first time Dash Gutierrez saw a homeless man, he wanted to help. His mom said he even got mad when they didn’t have anything to give.
“He started telling me ‘Well, Mommy, why couldn’t we just give the out car? They can live in here,’ or ‘Why can’t we just bring them home?'” Dash’s mom Jessica Gutierrez said.
That’s when Jessica Gutierrez came up with an idea.
Since last winter, Jessica and Dash Gutierrez have filled dozens of gallon freezer bags with everything from masks to gloves, socks, feminine products and snacks they can pass out to as many people as they can when driving by Charlotte’s Tent City in Uptown.
“We always have to have bags in the car to make sure every time we see someone, we’re busting a U-turn to make sure that we give them something,” Jessica Gutierrez said.