Robin Evans has camped out on top of First United Methodist Church, and she’s not coming down anytime soon.
The Kennedale, Texas resident is raising awareness for hunger, and insists she will remain on top of the church until her community donates 500,000 pounds of food to local food pantries.
“We all need to step out of our comfort zones at times to have people take notice,” Evans wrote on her Facebook page, Robin on the Roof. “I feel that people as a whole really want to help others, they just may not know where to start for the need is great and can be overwhelming.”
This isn’t the first time she’s made a home up on the church rooftop. In fact, this is the third year she has used the roof to raise awareness for child hunger. Last year it took her just four days to collect 50,000 pounds of food, but Evans says she’s prepared to stay up there even longer this time around.
This year also marks the first time she’s used Facebook to spread awareness, inspiring people to donate across the country.
“The beauty of it is … [Facebook users] said, ‘We’d love to help, but we’re not there,’” Evans told the news nbcdfw.com. “And I thought, ‘You don’t have to be here. Find a food pantry there and just get involved. Give them $5. Go give them a sack of cans,’ and they’re like, ‘Oh, I can do that.’”
Help Evans meet her goal, here, or find a food pantry to support in your own community through VolunteerMatch!
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