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I came across a story about a pizza shop in Greenwood Indiana, giving the homeless a chance to work in their pizza business and learn a new skill.
None of us know what is going through the minds of the homeless. Sometimes we are quick to judge them and not give them the benefit of doubt.
Many times, on the way to work, I see people that claim to be homeless holding signs and saying, anything will help God bless, cannot work.
This pizza place for my understanding is also feeding them.
GREENWOOD, Ind. – A Greenwood restaurant that specializes in Chicago style pizza is giving back to the homeless.
Tom and Angie Wilhelmi opened Agapé Pizza on the city’s south side in December.
The Wilhelmis’ love for pizza and helping the less fortunate started a few years ago when they moved to Indiana from Chicago. The couple says when they met Brian and Tiffany Walls of Tear Down the Walls Ministries, their partnership and dream took off.
“Every other weekend we were making 12 inch individual pizzas for each homeless person and another weekend we would do baked mostaccioli, we would do lasagna,” explained Angie Wilhelmi.
They found a way to combine their two passions by opening the pizza shop.
“For us to be able to lead with our right foot and our right hand and say come on, we’re going to give you a lift up,” said Tom Wilhelmi.
The Wilhelmis only employ formerly homeless people, living in transitional housing, like Milford Weeks. He went from living in a tent on the White River, to transitional housing, then to making pizzas.
“Being on the street, it really is nasty,” Weeks said
I am really glad I found this story and I wish this pizza place and read what Indiana the very best and God bless them richly and that God would bless their business ritually.