Terrance Lester, a man who once experienced being homeless himself as a teenager, is dedicating his time and resources to assembling portable hand washing stations for people experiencing homelessness in Atlanta, Georgia.
From a CNN article…
Lester knows the challenges of living on the streets. He was homeless as a teenager and he is currently the executive director of the nonprofit Love Beyond Walls, which is dedicated to helping the homeless. But the difficulties the homeless now face with this pandemic are hard for him to fathom.
“I was trying to think of how they will survive,” Lester said. “How can they get through this when they can’t even wash their hands? So, I decided to start there.”
He found a solution with portable washbasins that are sold for RVs and camping. These sinks have a foot pump to bring water from a 5-gallon tank to the faucet. A soap dispenser is built into each station.
“I need to wash my hands before I eat…people don’t think about this…and, that’s if I can find something to eat while living on the streets.”— lovebeyondwalls (@LoveBeyondWalls) March 21, 2020
During this pandemic, we are ensuring that people have access to this basic resource!
Every obstacle is an opportunity. An opportunity to grow, to love, to serve, to hope. Thank you @lovebeyondwalls for giving me an opportunity to serve. Support their efforts and your own local servants! pic.twitter.com/RmwE1dOkgI— Lecrae (@lecrae) March 21, 2020