Drowning victim’s family inspired by his death to feed Bawcomville residents in need

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BAWCOMVILLE, La. (5/15/19) — Made with love; Rebecca Morales is feeding the streets of Bawcomville from her kitchen. 

“People are saying they are thugs and this and that, but if you are hungry what are you going do,” said Rebecca Morales. 

She first saw the need years ago, but after her nephew 13-year-old Sebastian Martinez drowned just down the road from her home last month — she was inspired to do more. 

“When he died a bunch of the homeless people started coming out where he had been feeding them and nobody knew,” said Morales. 

Sebastian’s mother Mary Ann joining the team to carry on his legacy.
Cooking through her frustration and heart ache. 

“I guess that’s why I am so determined to be at every one of them to show people you don’t have to turn to drugs, because something tragic happened in your life,” said Martinez. 

The group has joined forces with another non-profit Lazarus Missions. 
The pantry once full is now emptying out as the need grows ; getting the attention of people as far El Dorado.

“It’s give me total satisfaction knowing I can be a small part of what’s going on in this community,” said volunteet Cathy Rees. 

An area known with a bad reputation that Morales is trying to fight one good deed at a time in nephew’s honor. 

“That’s the whole goal to get them off the street to get this community better and let’s stop the gang bang the shooting, the drugs. I am only a step we all have to do it together,” said Morales. 

The organization is in need of supplies. You can drop-off any donations at 1011 Evergeen Street. Call Rebecca Morales at (318)-372-5658.

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