Code Purple Kent County has been serving the homeless the past few years. Code Purple is completely funded by community donation.
You may have heard about this organization helping the homeless during the winter when the temperatures drop below 32 degrees. This year, Firefly has asked the Code Purple team to talk to festival-goers who camped at Firefly Music Festival and see if they wanted to donate to this organization.
The Code Purple Project at Firefly looks to re-purpose the camping equipment left behind by festival-goers. The Code Purple team, and community partners, will walk the camping area in search of reusable durable camping products including sleeping bags, tents, bed rolls, reusable water bottles, lanterns, flashlights, clothing, footwear, and non-perishable food items. All items will be cleaned or reconditioned and distributed to the homeless community in Delaware based on needs.
Also, festival-goers can make a donation to Code Purple and receive a bracelet for their donation. 60,000 bracelets were handmade by communities across the United States and many festival-goers were making donations for the bracelets.
“The kids here all care so much about the homeless community,” Becky Martin with Code Purple Kent County Delaware says. “Everybody is saying they’re going to leave everything for Cope Purple and it is just tremendous.”
More About Code Purple
Code Purple opens shelters during the cold season and homeless are provided with dinner and breakfast, a warm bed, clothes, toiletries, tents, and sleeping bags. They are also given resources to help with medical, employment, and financial issues. Code Purple is active 365 days a year with Code in Need providing help to people in need all year long.