How a Bicycle-Riding Sister of Mercy Helps Sacramento’s Homeless

SACRAMENTO -- In 2017, Sister Libby Fernandez founded Mercy Pedalers.

"You know, I’ve been in Sacramento for 40 years and homelessness has always been a problem but what I love about Sacramento is we really never give up," Fernandez told FOX40.

Along with snacks and hygiene items, her crew of volunteers on wheels lends a helping hand to those living on the streets of Sacramento.

For Fernandez, one of the most important things a Mercy Pedaler can do is form a connection with someone who may need help finding shelter.

"It’s about actually meeting someone and listening," she said. "You know, words of hope is great. But to really connect with the person who’s homeless and listen to their story and then ask, 'How can I help?'"

If you would like to learn more about Mercy Pedalers click here to access the site and if you would like to donate you can click here.

Along with learning more about the lives of Sacramento's homeless communities and the people who are helping them, FOX40 followed two homeless families for our first-ever documentary. Watch "This Isn't Home" by clicking here.

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