A Branson charity that has been working to help the homeless since 2008 announced a name change Wednesday morning.
Jesus Was Homeless announced they will be changing their name to Elevate Branson. The group said the name change will come with an expanded focus in the area while still maintaining their outreach to the homeless of the area.
“We want to present a new, more inclusive and broader brand for our organization,” Bryan Stallings, co-founder of the non-profit, said in a statement. “Thanks to tremendous support from this community, we are now able to do much more than a Thanksgiving dinner and sack lunches for our neighbors in need. We are addressing some of the most difficult issues in our area like workforce development, affordable housing, and lifting families up and out of poverty for the long term.”
The organization is rolling the name change out over the next several months as they update a graphics package. The organization emphasized that despite the name change they are continuing their focus on their Christ-centered foundation.
“This experience at the grass roots level has provided a wealth of expertise we’ll use to address some of this region’s most critical issues,” continued Stallings. “When we help our neighbors build a better life for themselves and their families, the whole community benefits. Together we can do even more.”