A homeless Huntsville woman got a surprise when city officials and volunteer leaders paid her a visit at her camp beneath the Interstate 565 bridges.
The visitors were there to present Missy "Lynn" Morvant with an award for recycling.
They also took her a backpack full of food, condiments and lotions.
Morvant has lived in homeless camps in Huntsville and around the country for 25 years.
She used to just recycle cans, which have a high cash value. But Morvant said she now recycles everything because her camp "looked so trashy everywhere" and it got on her nerves.
Joy McKee is head of the city's Operation Green Team and said Morvant is proof everyone can be more environmentally friendly no matter where they are.
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