A South Carolina police officer assisted in reuniting a homeless guy with his family who lived in another state. Lieutenant Conroy of the Greenville Police contacts with homeless people in the community and offers assistance, the police stated in a statement on Wednesday.
He met Mr. Bryant, who had been homeless in Greenville for two years, while working. Lieutenant Conroy was able to find his family in Virginia after speaking with Mr. Bryant. According to the Greenville Police Department, the man’s family was pleased when he was discovered and flew to South Carolina to pick him up.
“It’s heartwarming to see the positive impact of such efforts,” the department shared on Facebook. More than 500,000 Americans are experiencing homelessness and that is about 18 per 10,000 people in the U.S., according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The police and other bodies have been working to help these homeless individuals reunite with their families.
A homeless man was recently reunited with his family after being separated for more than 20 years, owing to the goodwill of two New Jersey police officers. Jose Lopez lost contact with his family after moving to Florida, where he eventually became homeless after suffering three strokes. After officers assisted him in locating his daughters and grandchildren in New Jersey, he hugged them.
The Hillsboro Police Department also helped one homeless man from Arizona reunite with his family three years ago. “Scooter, pictured here and this story shared with his permission, found himself encountering some challenging times, which resulted in him experiencing homelessness,” Hillsboro police wrote on Facebook. “He connected with one of our crisis intervention team officers a few months ago looking for help finding his family.”
“Even with the pandemic making certain aspects of this challenging, we’re thrilled to report Scooter is now happily reunited with his brother and living with him safely in Arizona,” the department wrote in August 2020.