Donate Now

As a newly formed non-profit, we haven’t obtained a building as of yet. However, as winter is fast approaching, we are fundraising to obtain a facility to house our homeless citizens from the environment. All donations are tax-deductible as we are a 501c3 non-profit.

Volunteer Now

Please consider volunteering. We run entirely on volunteers. We know that your time is valuable and appreciate any assistance you can give. We have plenty of volunteer opportunities to choose from: prepare and distribute food, collect donated items, grant writing, fundraising, and etc. With your help we can continue making a difference.

Important Events from Operation Pay It Forward


We’re in the planning stage for our first annual fundraiser.  It will be held on New Year’s Eve.


Target:$50,000  Raised:$360.00

We change the life of Those

who have no Hope


We are collecting clothes for the winter such as long sleeve shirts, sweaters, jackets, coats, pants, socks, shoes, stocking caps, and etc. We are also collecting blankets and sleeping bags.


Food is being collected for people of low income and homeless residents recently transitioned to housing. We are also collecting nonperishable food such as beef jerky, dry cereal, crackers, peanut butter, and etc. for our homeless citizens who do not frequent the shelter.


Our Board Members

     Lan Carter is a mother to three school aged children and a wife to a retired veteran.  She’s an educator and a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She teaches computer classes to high school students and works with at-risk youths and adults with mental health issues.

     ” I sincerely believe that things happen for a reason, the temporary closing of only shelter signified to me that another shelter was needed.  Had it not closed, we wouldn’t have known the unmet needs of our homeless citizens.  Now that we do, we can come together and try to help them get on their feet again.”

Lan Carter

Founder & President



     Mercedes Wesley is an special education paraprofessional who loves working with her students.  She is the founder of the Helping Our Homeless – Donation Central & Meal Sign Up Facebook page.  She enjoys preparing healthy meals and distributing it to the homeless residents in town.

M Wesley
Mercedes Wesley

Vice President

Rosa Kea is the mother of three grown children and eight grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, Church Family and Friends. Her passion is helping the sick and shut in and homeless population. 

     Rosa Kea is an Ordained Preacher and Special Education Teacher at Bellaire Elementary School in Killeen, Texas. She serves Resource/Inclusion students that have learning disabilities in Math, Reading, and Writing. She also works with students that requires Social Skills instruction. 

     She volunteers for ‘Love in Action’, Operation Pay It Forward, Visitation Ministry, On Call Chaplain, Senior Citizen Advisory Board, Bellaire Hospitality Committee and other areas that she can help out. Her motto is ‘Love is God and God is Love.’

Rosa Kea
Rosa Kea