A Chance to Shine: A local woman’s journey from hunger to hope

Good News Notes:

 In this economic crisis, there’s a local story of perseverance that has gotten national attention.

East Nashville resident LaShenda Williams spent the night in a Kroger parking lot homeless and alone, unsure where her next meal was going to come from.

She now has a job and was given a chance to shine, even in her darkest hours.

‘I’ve been here, actually this month, the 10th will be 10 months. You know it’s a great day!’ exclaimed Williams.

Williams’ happiness overflows. Her smile, from ear to ear.

‘I love it, I get excited every day to come in. I can’t wait to see the workers who I work with. I can’t wait to see the customers,’ said Williams.

Her situation hasn’t always been as fortunate, but she kept her faith in a higher power.

‘I remember being cold, and I said, ‘Lord, feed me.’ I never knew that sleeping out in that parking lot and wanting something to eat, and all the abuse and all the things I went through would land me right here,’ said Williams.

LaShenda’s manager, Jackie Vandal, tells News 2 that she didn’t know how just how bad LaShenda’s situation was.

“I knew there was a struggle, a hardship, but no I didn’t know she was living in her car at the time, no sir,’ said Vandal.

Vandal is grateful to have her as an employee.”

View the whole story here: https://www.wkrn.com/news/local-news/a-chance-to-shine-a-local-womans-journey-from-hunger-to-hope/

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