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Phillips University Family News
Kellie Sebastian-Legacy Scholar to Help Homeless
April 21, 2010
Texas Christian University
1st Year Scholar
Speech Language Pathology
Hermann Park Homeless Project
Kellie Sebastian sees a problem in Houston, and she has decided to do something about it. She says her 2010 Legacy Scholar Volunteer Service Project is about social responsibility. Her church had to discontinue the work that they were doing for homeless people in Hermann Park, so she decided to take that work on herself.
"There is a huge homeless population in the Hermann Park area. They get a daily meal from an Episcopal church nearby and have permanent make-shift shelters. I want to help them by providing the physical necessities that they need while showing them God's love," Kellie says. She is planning to organize a collection effort from five churches and organize volunteers from First Christian Church in Houston to distribute items twice a month. She will also organize teams to make lunches.
"I'm hoping to get a large number of volunteers interested in the project. One of my goals is to help change people's perception towards the homeless while changing the homeless people's perception of the Christians who spread the word of God and worship in the Houston area. Society needs to learn that it is not necessarily someone's fault that they are homeless. Sometimes things just happen. Talking to someone and getting to know them--that's when perception's change."
If you live in the Houston area and would like to assist Kellie in this worthwhile effort, please email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.