Finding Light in the Shadow of Poverty, Hunger and Homelessness

Finding Light in the Shadow of Poverty, Hunger and Homelessness

LIGHTFEST Re-Ignited November 2, 2019

Written by Sharon Cecil

We Survive celebrated their 25th Anniversary on November 2, during LIGHTFEST Re-Ignited’s CELEBRATION of HOPE.

People were out and about around the globe

LIGHTFEST Re-Ignited keeps us UNITED.

*GO LIGHT YOUR WORLD was the theme for LIGHTFEST Reignited held at St. Augustine Catholic Church on a brisk, bright Autumn Saturday. 

Education and awareness was provided for attendees on the issues facing those vulnerable to poverty, hunger and homelessness while participating in various activities including health and wellness activities.   

There was a diverse group of participants involved in this event.   

Heartfelt appreciation to Joni Jenkins and the House of Representatives – Commonwealth of Kentucky for the Citation Honoring and Commemorating We Survive and LIGHTFEST Re-Ignited in Louisville, KY – “offering sincere congratulations to all those associated with LIGHTFEST Re-Ignited upon this notable occasion and in extending best wishes for the future success and good fortune of this community event.”

Sponsor—Passport Health Plans

Host—St. Augustine Catholic Church

THANK YOU Volunteers/Volunteer Organizations

Diane Corsey – Passport Health Plans – Blankets for our homeless guests

Jacqueline Browning – Yoga

502 Power Yoga 

Angelique Shah – Yoga

Bronx Girl Yoga

DuPont Manual Students – diverse activities including soccer 

National Honor Society

Key Club

Soccer teams

Olivia Bohler – Manual National Honor Society Representative – arm knitting activity

Ashrith Garimella – Manual Key Club Representative, soccer player – coordinated activities 

Brad DeZern – coordinated Last Days Motorcycle Ministry

Last Days Motorcycle Ministry – set up, distributed food, coordinated/monitored youth, face  painting and other activities

Sunshine Joe Mallard Tapestry Artisan – LIGHTFEST Ambassador – tapestry demonstration

Carol Balogh – Enrichment Activities, LLC, art activity

Stacy Burks – ATA Nursing Instructor

ATA Nursing Students – health screenings, cake walk

Michelle Wolf

Matt Wolf

Sharon Moody

Roosevelt Fenelus – NuLou – helped with LIGHT YOUR WORLD karaoke LIGHTFEST conclusion

NuLou – website promotion


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