8 Days of Hope: Follow Up w/James Roberson, 516 Project
3, 41, 131, & 2149. These are the numbers of hope in LaFayette, LA.
Back on May 4, 2017 we aired an episode where we interviewed the founder of 516 Project - Construction Ministry, James Roberson. At the time he was trying to raise support (you know, people, resources & funds) for an 8 Days of Hope (8DOH) project in LaFayette, LA.
If you remember the episode, in 2016 there was an enormous flood that destroyed 140,000 homes and caused $15 million worth of damage. So from June 4 - 11, 2017, 8DOH and their huge volunteer base descended on LaFayette and worked to restore hope to those who had lost it back in August 2017. And that's where the numbers come in...
LaFayette saw volunteers from 3 countries and 41 states show up and completely restore 131 homes (25 received completely new kitchens and 85 had all new furniture donated). All told 2149 volunteers came to show the people of LaFayette how much they love them.
James was awesome enough to come back on and share what happened. So, enough from me, let's let him tell the stories.
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