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Macon's Mama Diaz clothes homeless
Macon's Mama Diaz clothes homeless

Mary, or Mama Diaz, has been taking care of the homeless for 49 years. Daily, the Macon woman drives around and looks for people in need of some help. With Tuesday's impending snow, Diaz hit the streets, looking for people in need.

"It's just a wonderful thing to do, besides I was born for this. This is my calling," she said.

Diaz went to the McDonalds off Pio Nono Avenue and Eisenhower Parkway with a car full of supplies.

"I have these scarves on now, but there's a chance I 'm going to go home without them and I always wear two pairs of socks. If they need socks I pull one off," she said.

That's when she met James Wilson, who has been homeless for 18 months.

Diaz gave him gloves off her own hands a scarf, hat and jacket.

"I feel like God has a plan for me and he's sending his angels, which she is one of him," said Wilson.

Wilson told Diaz he needed money to pay for a warm place to stay.

Diaz got the money walked with Wilson to the home and paid the fee.

"I know he has a roof over his head at least for tonight and so that's a good thing," said Diaz.

In case there would be more people in need at the house, Diaz brought extra clothing.

"So I walked maybe two, three blocks. And went into a home and I found nine babies. And four children. Isn't that wonderful," she said.

When I left Diaz said she was getting ready to find more people who needed her help.

She plans on passing out clothes this weekend in Warner Robins.


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