Homeless couple who met in shelter marry, transform lives with nonprofit
A couple who met in a homeless shelter is paying it forward. Ressurection Graves met her husband Deven when they were both going through hard times.
Now, the couple devotes their time to helping those who need shelter, food and resources.
Homeless for three years, Ressurrection Graves vividly remembers the week she slept in her car, waiting for beds to become available at a Washington, D.C., homeless shelter. It was the week of Aug. 23, 2011, when a 5.8 earthquake shook the Virginia area and Hurricane Irene battered the East Coast with wind and rain.
“I prayed and was asking God how this could end,” she told TODAY.com. “It was like, ‘Make it stop!’”
When beds finally became available at the shelter, Ressurrection checked in. And there she met Deven Graves, the “kind” man with whom she would leave homelessness behind and start an organization that is helping people caught in a cycle of poverty, including more than 75 homeless individuals so far this year.
Together the two co-founded Glory Soldiers Global, a nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness and poverty. The organization offers counseling and financial resources to aid the less fortunate in finding a place to live.
Another program within the organization organizes community “housewarming” parties that provide renters with essentials such as cooking utensils and bathroom supplies through donations.
What an inspirational story.
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