092406 met homeless Staff Photo by Alyssa Schukar/The Palm Beach Post 0027326A With Story by Ron Hayes–West Palm Beach– Brigitte Walden (cq) hugs director of Vickers House Lela Jordan before Walden and her husband, Rick, board a Greyhound bus to their home in Carlinville, Ill. on Thursday, Sept. 14. The couple had been stranded in West Palm Beach, spending three nights sleeping on benches at the Tri-Rail and Greyhound bus station, until they found Jordan and the Homeward Bound program, which helps homeless people by purchasing bus tickets to get them to their families and support systems. “I’m so excited. I don’t care how long it takes. Just get me there,” Walden said, adding, “I just can’t wait to get on that darn bus.” NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OUTSIDE COX PAPERS. OUT PALM BEACH, BROWARD, MARTIN, ST.LUCIE, INDIAN RIVER AND OKEECHOBEE COUNTIES IN FLORIDA. OUT ORLANDO. OUT TV, OUT MAGAZINES, OUT TABLOIDS, OUT WIDE WORLD, OUT INTERNET USE. NO SALES.

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