Lecrae Explains How Partnership with Love Beyond Walls Hand Washing Stations Changed the World
Way back in early last year we spoke to Lecrae on Community During Chaos. One of the things we spoke about was the impact of his partnership with Love Beyond Walls. Together they provided the city of Atlanta with handwashing stations for the homeless. From there, the organization exploded.
“That thing changed the world!” Lecrae exclaimed. “People don’t even realize that and I don’t take no credit or nothing. I called my man Terence Lester [founder] because he’s been dealing with people experiencing homelessness for years. What’s going on around here…how can I be apart of it?”
Lester said he had a “couple of ideas and thoughts.”
“What if I put handwashing stations around?” said the Love Beyond Walls founder.
Lecrae thought, “That’s a dope idea!”
“Well, I don’t have the money for it,” was the reply.
Lecrae emphatically rebutted, “Well yes you do, let’s go!” Obviously, this was Crae saying he would foot the bill.
“15 handwashing stations later it made national news….Mayor is calling us, it went crazy…then other cities started calling,” the Reach Records founder said.
He continued, “My man went from 15 handwashing stations in Atlanta to 1000s all over the world. He’s on the phone with people in Australia…it’s become a thing.”
“People experiencing homelessness are you and me…just imagine you or myself, they don’t have access to clean water…Everything is closed…People were panicking.”
Watch Lecrae Below (53 minute mark):
Love Beyond Walls is a non-profit whose aim 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.”
Read more about what Lecrae and the organization are doing here.
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“Do not be dismayed at the brokenness of this world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.” – Knost_ When people living on the street don’t have the means…we should step in to wash their hands. #Setmefree #corona (my man did get a meal btw.)_ This is not the end. #Restoration is coming.
Dmitry, was the first person to use the station yesterday to wash his hands.
He told us he hadn’t been able to wash his hands because he hadn’t had any water. This was his first response!
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— lovebeyondwalls (@LoveBeyondWalls) March 19, 2020