Video Captures Retired Police Officer’s Soulful Singing Cheering Up Homeless At Shelter

February 17, 2019 Updated: February 17, 2019

Providing a safe and clean place for the homeless along with food and clothing is indeed a great thing. Thankfully, there are a few people who go above and beyond to make their lives better. At the end of the day, we’re all human, and a little bit of love and care can go a long way.

In order to assist the poor and homeless, the Stewpot Opportunity Center in Jackson, Mississippi, was established in 1981. At the outset, the center, which was only providing food, grew rapidly and now offers shelter, counseling, programs, and other services to the homeless community.

Night One of the Emergency Shelter was a complete success with a wonderful meal provided by Roosters in Fondren of Red…

Gepostet von Stewpot's Opportunity Center am Mittwoch, 14. November 2018

According to the center’s website, Opportunity Center is the only day shelter in the city that provides a safe, clean place for homeless men and women to be during the daytime hours.

Open all days of the week, the clients at the center can wash clothes, take showers, stow bags, and avail various other services. Moreover, resume and job search assistance are also provided.

Impromptu Concert

We even had an impromptu concert by our own Police Sgt.- really cool to feel the spirit of the words in the room, loving neighbors and being friends….

Gepostet von Stewpot's Opportunity Center am Mittwoch, 14. November 2018

Through a partnership with the City of Jackson, it is open 24 hours on days when the temperature is 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) or below. When other shelters in town are full, this one can accommodate up to 50 people.

Food, shelter, clothing, and hygiene are things you’d expect at any community service center. However, few can boast the added touch of entertainment like music and singing to lift the spirits of their patrons in addition to warming their bodies.

Oh the simple joy in having a pillow to sleep on and a red full-body fleece snuggie to stay warm! Our friends asked us…

Gepostet von Stewpot's Opportunity Center am Freitag, 16. November 2018

The Stewpot Opportunity Center is one of the few, as the below video shows a retired police officer singing gospel to the guests at the shelter. A woman can be seen playing the piano, as the man soulfully sings his heart out.

The moment, which was clearly soul stirring, was captured on camera and posted on Facebook. “We even had an impromptu concert by our own Police Sgt.- really cool to feel the spirit of the words in the room, loving neighbors and being friends…” the post read.

Sgt. Montel D. Cleaver Sr. was the man who was trying to lift the spirits of the people in the shelter. According to WLBT, he has worked as a security guard at the shelter for over 20 years.

Cleaver Sr. does more than just keep the staff and residents safe. He helps with checking people in, serving food, and is always ready to go above and beyond to ensure that everyone is tended to.

©Facebook Video Screenshot | Stewpot’s Opportunity Center

Christy Burnett, who runs the center, said that their aim is to make the shelter look like one big family. They are more than happy to care for the guests who come stay with them.

People who saw the video were clearly touched by the level of affection and care. Stewpot is clearly setting the standards on how to help the community better.

What a wonderful Saturday Easter celebration! #family #fun #easter 🐣🐣

Gepostet von Stewpot's Opportunity Center am Dienstag, 3. April 2018

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