Feeding Our Community
He Got Up!
Connecting communities and resources to provide systems of care to individuals and families in need in Central Florida.
Tim Johnson, senior pastor for Orlando World Outreach Center, is the driving force behind He Got Up. Concerned with the growing number of crises and division in communities across the United States, Johnson felt called to create an event that would unite Central Florida by bridging the divide between the haves and have-nots in our community.
What is the He Got Up! event all about?
Orlando Serve Foundation presents “He Got Up”, a day of celebration and service for the homeless, families, and individuals in need. Several events have been planned, all of which will feature:
- Compassionate Restorative Justice
- Help with driver’s license and court cost issues
- Government leaders, agencies, non‐profit organizations, businesses, faith based organizations, and community volunteers will work together to provide a cohesive aide for those in need
- Food, drinks and family activities provided
It’s important to note that Orlando Serve is not creating another program. It utilizes existing programs and services from public and private sectors, and leverages resources to achieve a sustainable, holistic solution.
How does it work?
Collaborative partnerships across Central Florida area will be strengthened as members from various entities are exposed to other resources within our communities. This will facilitate connections with one another, cross‐pollinate services, and leverage their resources. Together, this public/private partnership will consist of a large community of individuals, corporations, and organizations uniting resources and building a model for other communities to follow. Our strategic plan is well under way to ensure the success of this model.
Why we do it
To Help Individuals and Families Become Self-Sustainable
According to a federal study, Homeless rates are growing at an alarming rate in Central Florida, putting a strain on individuals, families, and government/community resources. According to a 2013 federal study, Central Florida has been ranked number one for chronic homelessness of individuals, including veterans. In addition, there is a large population that live in local motels, the woods, cars, and other undesirable locations. However, we are an innovative and creative community that will accomplish the seemingly impossible. We will make an impact with a cohesive collaboration through this effort that addresses many of their needs in focused locations throughout the community.
Who's doing it
Government Leaders, Agencies, Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, Community Volunteers.
To make this successful, a unified effort is needed in three areas:
- Funding: Engage non‐profits, corporations, and individuals to meet the budgetary needs.
- In Kind Services/Donations: Specific in kind needs are being identified and a list is under construction.
- Volunteers: Opportunities to assist on the initial event day and beyond.