27 Cities + Love Sinks In

Our #LoveSinksIn campaign has officially reached 27 cities (providing sanitation around the U.S. and Canada)!

By the end of the week, we will reach 30 cities. If you don’t see your city and you would love to partner with us, reach out.

We are also excited to announce that we have officially reached our first country outside of the U.S. We have partnered with two groups to install sinks in Canada.

A heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to each of you who have supported and carried ‘Love Sinks In.’ Together, we can take handwashing across the world.

LBW Team

Eugene Speaks – Love Sinks In

We met Eugene underneath a bridge for the #LoveSinksIn campaign.

“You don’t know if you’re going to live in the next minute…the next hour…you don’t know.”

We’re grateful to have met Eugene, and are currently working with him to help him recover his ID and housing.

LBW Team

We’re Hiring + Emergency Development Coordinator

We are currently seeking an Emergency COVID-19 Response Development Coordinator (EDC) to assist us in our successful mobile hand sanitation efforts expanding nationwide.

This is currently an Emergency 6-month position with potential to transition into a longterm position.

To apply please follow these three basic steps:

  1. Take the synergist quiz (https://predictablesuccess.com/styles-quiz/)
  2. Answer these two questions: How do you think you would add value to LBW? Why do you want to join this organization?
  3. Attached these answered questions to your resume and submit by 5/21 (midnight is the cutoff)

Please send all completed action items to info@lovebeyondwalls.org

Basic Job Description 

Love Beyond Walls is a non-profit in Atlanta, Georgia serving people currently experiencing homelessness or living in extreme poverty by providing visibility, shelter, community, grooming and support services as stepping-stones toward self-sufficiency.

Purpose & Scope of work: We are currently seeking an Emergency COVID-19 Response Development Coordinator (EDC) to assist us in our successful mobile hand sanitation efforts expanding nationwide. The EDC will collaborate directly with the Executive Director (ED) to help grow our mobile hand sanitation efforts and increase sustainability and transparency with corporate and non-profit partners. The EDC will work to secure corporate funding and partnerships to sustain the program, as well as providing content that elicits transparency around our successful efforts. This is currently an Emergency 6-month position with potential to transition into a long-term position. 

Soft Skills: The EDC must be passionate about serving people living in vulnerable populations and committed to the efforts of Love Beyond Walls to serve with people as they take steps toward self-sufficiency. The EDC must have an innovative, positive, and collaborative work ethic to think outside the box to meet emerging and unprecedented needs during COVID-19.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the ED to design content and implement Love Beyond Walls plans and procedures for our mobile hand sanitizing stations;
  • Oversee development of Love Beyond Walls and the work of team leaders;
  • Meet comprehensive, progressive goals for expanding our mobile hand sanitizing stations;
  • Secure corporate sponsorship and fiscal support to continue our expansion efforts;
  • Provide innovative and creative insight into our work to better serve people currently experiencing homelessness or people living in extreme poverty during a crisis; and
  • Collaborate with public officials to secure approval and celebration of our successful hand sanitation efforts.

Education and Experience: At least 5-10 years of experience serving people experiencing homelessness or living in extreme poverty; documented experience working in the non-profit or education sector; experience with successful grant writing. Preferred University degree.

Job Knowledge, Competencies & Skills: Experience successfully collaborating and running a team; understanding of non-profit functioning; Demonstrable competencies in planning, performance and operation metrics; excellent leadership and collaboration abilities.

LBW Team

 

#GivingTuesdayNow & Love Beyond Walls

#GivingTuesdayNow

During this difficult time, Love Beyond Walls is continuing to work to meet the basic needs of people experiencing homelessness during COVID-19. In the last six weeks, our #LoveSinksIn campaign has served thousands of people experiencing homelessness across multiple states.

At a time when we are all experiencing this unprecedented pandemic in different ways, generosity and service to each other, is what brings us together. 

Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others. Will you join us in making a difference in our community for #GivingTuesdayNow?

Here are some ways you can join our efforts:

Make a donation so that we can continue working to support more people on the streets.

Sponsor a sink for our #LoveSinksIn campaign.

Spread the word to your friends, family, and colleagues about why Love Beyond Walls is important to you.

Don’t forget to tag @LoveBeyondWalls!

LBW Team

Handwashing Stations in Ohio & Texas

This week, we partnered with a shelter and the YMCA in Columbus, OH to serve women and children with handwashing stations.

Additionally, we planted the first round of stations in Austin, Texas in partnership with Hope Community Church Austin & The Immigration Coalition.

The beginning of next week, we are planting stations in New York and New Jersey to work with teams on the ground to serve people experiencing homelessness.

Thank you to those of you that support our work. We are working to take handwashing across America.

LBW Team

Frontline Volunteering + Handwashing

Today, we celebrate volunteers like Taye that help us maintain the cleanliness of the Handwashing Stations in one of our locations. He selflessly volunteers weekly to ensure stations are sanitized for the community that we love.

Taye, we salute your service!

LBW Team

Progress! Progress! Progress!

In one week, we have raised 30 sinks for our “Love Sinks In” campaign. Our goal is to install 100 sinks around the city.

Could you help us make this happen? 

It costs about $100 dollars to assemble this important station. This could literally save lives.

Our work with this campaign will not be finished until we have successfully installed wash stations in the highest homeless traffic areas across this nation. I always say, service isn’t an event; it’s a lifestyle.

So, there is still much work to be done. We are challenging mayors and cities to help us address an invisible population.

What we are doing now, is giving homeless people access to soap and water; which is a basic human right. We hope to have 10 cities agree to join us in this initiative in the next 45 days.

Over the next 2-3 months, we plan to raise more and keep planting sinks to give people experiencing homelessness protection.

Check out the video below of how this all started!

Terence

Planted Stations + LBW Partners with Lecrae

Yesterday, we partnered with Lecrae and a few volunteers to assemble portable handwashing stations to plant them in Atlanta.

Immediately, people started washing their hands and expressed gratitude for this opportunity they haven’t been given. Since handwashing is a requirement, this is our small effort to protect people experiencing homelessness.

Thank you to those of you that donated. This has made national news and people have reached out from around the country to do similar efforts. We have raised enough to create 20 more stations.

It costs about $100 dollars to build these, you can give by clicking [HERE]! We are going to start shipping these across the country. This could literally save lives.

Terence

Chilly + Be Kind

“My name is Chilly. I’ve been in the hospital for three months. I just got out and have been living on the streets since I don’t have enough money to get home to my wife.”

“I’ve had people say all kinds of mean things to me. Some people will just say they got nothing for me, but one guy pulled a pistol on me and told me to get away from his car. But it’s ok, cause there’s always some good people out there.”

“My wife is my everything. She’s what keeps me going out her. Herand God. She had a stroke so she depends on me to take care of her. I’m just trying to get back to her.”

We were able to get Chilly the funds to get home to his wife. But he reminded us how easy it is to end up on the streets because of a medical emergency. Be kind to people, because you never know when it could be you on the other end of your words.

LBW Team

Meet Cowboy + 11Alive

Meet Cowboy Don.

He lost his job five years ago after he got an infection in one of his eyes that he was unable afford medical treatment for. He lost his eye and his job and has been homeless ever since. Don spends his days drawing pieces of art and selling them on the street corner. Every single day he has to raise $60 dollars to stay in a hotel room. We asked him what happens if he can’t raise the $60. “Well sometimes they’ll work with me. Other times I just sleep behind the gas station.”

We’re taking steps with Cowboy Don. The past couple of weeks we’ve been walking alongside Cowboy while learning about his story and needs. This morning we were able to partner with @lizalucaslive and @11alive to tell Cowboy’s story to a larger audience. Cowboy Don is excited about some things we’ve been planning with him. One of our immediate goals is to allow him to take a couple days off so he doesn’t have to sell art every single day in order to survive.

We can’t wait to share more about this with all of you! Thanks to everyone who has reached out about Cowboy Don. He is truly touched by your support.

LBW Team