Entertainer and businessman Lecrae Devaughn Moore, best known as Lecrae, is doing what he can to restore some order to the ongoing health crisis taking place across the world. The gospel/hip-hop rapper has partnered with Love Beyond Walls to install portable wash stations in and around the Atlanta metro area.
“I’ve been following Covid-19 quite intently since it’s become a pandemic and, first and foremost, I want to remind people THIS IS NOT THE END!” Lecrae said in an open letter to Billboard. “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.”
The initiative launched on March 19 at Love Beyond Wall’s Center, located at 3270 East Main Street, College Park, Georgia, 30337. It was developed by Terence Lester, executive director of Love Beyond Walls. Lester, who was once one of Atlanta’s homeless, is the founder of Love Beyond Walls and is 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,” he said. “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.”