NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Before kicking off the regular season, the Lipscomb women’s basketball team allotted some time to volunteer at Safe Haven’s Hike for the Homeless this past weekend.
The Lady Bisons took part in the event passing out lunch to the walkers/volunteers.
The event included hiking on two trails (2.2 and 3.1 miles), complimentary food, face painting, music, and entertainment for children. The organization’s goal for this year’s hike was to raise $100,000 in 100 days.
Redshirt freshman forward Kelsey Gregory passed out drinks for participants. She noted her favorite part of volunteering was getting to know all of the people in attendance.
“This event opened my eyes and made me realize how blessed I am,” Gregory said. “I didn't realize there were so many homeless people in this city and to know that I helped raise money for them fills my heart.
“Every time I step on the court I will remember that God has blessed me and given me talents and opportunities that many people would love to have.”
Safe Haven is a distinct shelter-to-housing program that specializes in addressing the issue with family homelessness by implementing proactive programs, evidence based practices, and trauma informed care.
Safe Haven aims to keep families together by providing all members the necessary resources for shelter and stability.