When Sophie Warren says her prayers at night, the room often starts to tremble.
"I would like to say it's because of my powerful connection to God," she smiled.
But it's all about location.
Warren lives in a two-room apartment near a long stretch of railroad tracks.
"It's not much, but it's home," she said. "Many people have no place to live. I know I'm blessed."
Although she's unemployed and has health problems, Warren, 55, said she tries to stay positive.
"I have family and friends and the kindness of others to help me get by," the Hagerstown woman said.
On Saturday, that kindness came in the form of a meal.
Warren was part of a steady stream of people treated to a free Easter brunch at Lifehouse West Church on Salem Avenue in Hagerstown.
The meal included ham, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, dessert and drinks.
Those attending the brunch also were given a brown bag of food to take home.
The food was prepared and served by students of Hagerstown Community College sociology instructor Daniel Madron.
Madron said he met recently with Justin Repp, pastor of Lifehouse West Church, and the two began talking about how they could partner to serve the community.
"Justin had the place, we had the resources and people, so we decided to do a holiday meal," Madron said.
Involving his students in outreach projects isn't new to Madron.
While teaching at Howard County Community College and the University of Maryland Baltimore County, he often worked with the homeless, he said.
"In Baltimore, the homeless are more visible. They're living on the streets," he said. "Here, they're not so obvious. But there definitely is a homeless population, a working poor population in our community — families and children impacted by the economy."
Madron said he thinks it's important to get his students involved in outreach projects and "to learn what goes on in Washington County, in terms of people in need."
Many of his students also volunteered at The Salvation Army on Friday, where they served a luncheon to more than 200 people.