On this night, Tami Fleming and Lindsey Prazak will comfort the haggard homeless of State Street.
They hear and see it all — stories of housing denied, hideous crime, mental illness, drinking and drugs, suffering. They listen. Offer sustenance. Intervene.
Fleming, who started doing volunteer street outreach in 2011, and Prazak, in her sixth week, depart from a Downtown church parking lot, each carrying backpacks stuffed with supplies and Prazak pulling a red Radio Flyer wagon filled with blankets, bottled water, and paper sacks filled with food. Another team will cover Capitol Square.