E.C. Morning Rotary assists with Mary E. Walker Homeless Shelter



Across from Mt. Lebanon A.M.E. Zion Church in Elizabeth City
sits a home that will become a refuge for homeless youth. Mary
E. Walker donated the home to River City Community Develop-
ment Corporation to be renovated for youth who need shelter.
About 20% of students attending River City YouthBuild have
experienced homelessness and “precarious housing”. Precarious
housing is not knowing where you will be living from one day
to the next. It means depending on friends and acquaintances to
allow you to sleep on their couch for a couple of days and then
taking your bag of belongings to try to fi nd another place to live.
As Alexandra Krause, a YouthBuild Graduate stated at a Rotary
Meeting, “people cannot do their best at school or work if they
do not have a place to live”. She said, “the Mary Walker House
will give young people what they need most- hope for a better
future”. EC Morning Rotarians responded by providing a district
grant of $1,320 for the house. On Martin Luther King Day, nine
Rotarians worked on the renovation of the house. Since then,
Rotarians have assisted to install fl oor joists. To donate to the
Mary Walker House call 331-2925 ext. 224.



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