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Lecrae Partners with Love Beyond Walls To Help Homeless in ATL Amid COVID-19
Multi Grammy Award-winning platinum selling artist, Lecrae has partnered with
lovebeyondwalls.org to plant portable hand washing stations around the Atlanta
Metro Area for homeless and displaced people to clean their hands in response to
Coronavirus (Covid19). The initiative kicks off 10am on Thursday March 19th at
Love Beyond Wall’s Center located at 3270 East Main Street, College Park, GA
30337. Lecrae will join the Love Beyond Walls team at 10am to begin assembling
the sinks after which they will be filled with water, loaded on trucks, and distributed
to key locations frequented by the homeless in the Atlanta Metro Area.
The initiative was developed by Terence Lester, executive director of Love
Beyond Walls, an organization whose mission is to “restore dignity to the homeless
and poor by providing a voice, visibility, shelter, community, and grooming and
support services to achieve self-sufficiency.” Lester who was once counted amongst
Atlanta’s homeless is now founder of Love Beyond Walls and pursuing his PH.D.
in Public Policy & Social Change. “We’re excited to have Lecrae be involved with
our work at Love Beyond Walls because he understands the importance of restoring
the community and affirming the dignity of those who are unseen. Lecrae
understands that it takes both faith and action to provide real restoration in our
communities and world. Jesus washed feet, now we have an opportunity to wash
hands and provide that same type of restoration in a modern way.”
“I’ve been following Covid19 quite intently since it’s become a pandemic and first
and foremost, I want to remind people THIS IS NOT THE END!” shares Lecrae.
“While we can heed The Center For Disease Control and Prevention’s
recommendation to stay away from others who are sick, avoid crowds, and properly
wash our hands, I can’t help but think about those living on the street who have no
way to bathe or wash their hands. People who may eat, sleep, and congregate so
close to each other that social distancing is not possible. Partnering with Love
Beyond Walls is my way of doing what Jesus did which is serve humanity. I’m
humbled to support the work of organizations like Love Beyond Walls who help,
serve, bring light, love, peace, and restoration every day.”
Lecrae was recently recognized at The Georgia State Capital for all the work that
he’s doing in the community. For more information about Love Beyond Walls visit their official website: https://www.lovebeyondwalls.org/
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