Sisters make it their mission to help Abilene homeless


ABILENE, Texas - Anniya and Nevaeh Rushin, aged three and six respectively, see a big need in the Abilene community and they're going around the city to help those who need it most.

The two girls prepared sack lunches and are handing them out to the homeless.

"We really care about the homeless people so it's our job to like, give food to them," said Nevaeh.

Since their journey to give began, they've had a strong support system.

"The Bible says raise a child in the way that they should go and they will never depart," said their grandmother, Latisha Roundtree.

The girls and Latisha have experienced a great deal of loss over the past year, losing three family members in 2016.

Nevaeh told her grandmother the most important thing is they still have each other, and that's where the inspiration to give came from.

"She said, 'Are you praying for the homeless?' And it just kind of stopped me because in the midst of our trials and tribulations, we tend to forget how blessed we are," Roundtree said.

The family wants the girls to make the world and the community they live in a better place.

"An old pair of shoes to us is throw-out and let's get a new pair, but that old pair means a lot to somebody who doesn't have [a pair]," Roundtree said.

The girls plan to deliver hygiene products to those in need Saturday, Jan. 7 along North and South 1st streets.

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