Atlanta Salvation Army hosts Mother’s Day brunch for homeless moms

Local homeless mothers and their children were treated to brunch on Mother’s Day.

The Georgia Mothers of American Mothers Association hosted the free treat Sunday at The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Services Shelter, located at 469 Marietta St.

The organization has been treating homeless moms and their children since 1998, according to Channel 2 Action News. They are all currently living at the Red Shield Shelter and other local shelters.

Ruth Manning, president of the Georgia Mothers Association, is one of the founding organizers of the event.

“I have a special place in my heart for these women and each year we shower them with love,” Manning told Channel 2.

A Southern-style breakfast of egg soufflé, large ham biscuits and more was catered by Zest Atlanta.

The Georgia Mothers of the American Mothers Association is devoted to strengthening homes and families in Georgia and recognizes the role of motherhood through educational programs and community outreach.

Janeane Schmidt, executive director of The Salvation Army Red Shield Services said the brunch was intended to give hope to many homeless women and children in Atlanta.

“We will pour out lots of love and blessings,” Schmidt said before the event.