The idea originated during a conversation I was having with a homeless friend.
"You know what?" he declared as we spoke.
"No, what?" I replied.
"We need to throw a big-ole party out here for everyone!"
So, we did!
The event included about 300 homeless neighbors, construction workers from across the street, local business owners, students from Abilene Christian University, CitySquare team members, folks from bcWorkshop and passersby! In all, thanks to Edd Eason and his amazing, gigantic smoker on a trailer, we provided a great lunch for about 400 folks.
But the event wasn't about feeding. It was all about enjoying real friendship. It was a luncheon thrown in honor of RESPECT.
Simple as that.