Lang Cassidy could’ve just organized a standard clothing drive at a local school. But that’s not really this devoted advocate’s style.
For 72 hours, Cassidy is leaving the comforts of home behind and is living in a dumpster in Pasadena, Texas, while he collects clothes and coats for the homeless, KHOU reported. It’s his way of allowing donors to truly see the insufferable hardships people living on the streets face.
“When they see someone who is in the dumpster, you know, they realize there are people out there who are like this and just willing to give the jacket or shirt off their back… it’s awesome,” the 50-year-old told the news outlet. “That’s what it’s all about.”
Sometimes, creating such a public spectacle is what donors need to get jolted into giving.
It seems to work every time for Robin Evans of Kennendale, Texas.
For the fourth year in a row, Evans camped out on the roof of First United Methodist Church in May and wouldn’t come down until she collected 75,000 pounds of food for the hungry, according to a church press release.
“You are an angel on & off the ground,” one supporter wrote on her Facebook page. “Thank you for your ministry Robin!!!”