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Cathy Myers Is This Week's Hometown Hero

A reminder of kindness and compassion from people like Cathy Myers that makes her this week's Hometown Hero.

Posted: Oct 17, 2020 11:32 PM
Updated: Nov 10, 2020 9:00 AM

It's on the corner of Locust Street in Downtown Evansville where all are welcomed through the door.

"We see many lives come in and they're broken and we try to give them the resources to get back on their feet," says Cathy Myers, HOPEDOTCOM founder.

Cathy Myers founded HOPEDOTCOM nearly five years ago.

"The hope stands for "Helping Overwhelmed People Everywhere."

Their goal, to help people get back on their feet and provide those facing homelessness with resources.

"In our office, the resources such as lotion, soaps, sleeping bags, we have all them type of items for them," says Myers.

The organization works as a starting point.

"Last month we served about 140 people that month," says Myers. "Then we probably about another 10 or 15 that just came in off the streets."

Myers helping to provide everything from snack bags, to meals, and even clothing.

Several different community organizations working alongside and donating to the organization.

"To hear their situation and to try and redirect them," says Myers. "I have saw that over the years and there's been many times where they haven't really realized they came to me when I just needed them to help pick me up."

Myers' passion for helping others struggling in our community comes from a place she knows well herself.

"I was homeless as a child and so I wanted to help others," says Myers. "We went from having everything and then my father got very sick and we lost everything. So during that season, as teens, I saw the reality that homeless is real. You know its not just about different things make people homeless."

Nearly five nights a week, Cathy and her husband bike seven miles around the River City offering a helping hand and heart, to others.

A reminder of kindness and compassion from people like Cathy Myers that makes her this week's Hometown Hero.

"Them moments show you when you see lives totally change, it's like okay this is worth it," says Myers.

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It was another brutally hot afternoon throughout the Tri-State; afternoon highs peaked in the mid to low 90s for our third straight day with heat indices approaching and even surpassing 100° at times earlier on. As for the remainder of the evening, one can expect much of the same - temperatures will stick around the upper 80s through at least dinnertime before dipping to 80° or so by 10PM. Winds shifting southward overnight will only allow temperatures to fall as low as the mid to low 70s throughout the Ohio Valley; we'll kick off what may end up being our hottest day in years with a morning low temperature of 73° in Evansville.
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