At just 14 years of age, Kevin Chaves in 2010 learned about the destruction the Gerald J Ryan Outreach Center, after the building had caught on fire. Kevin, at such a young age was able to organize and coordinate the reconstructing of the buildings much-needed shelves, with the help of his fellow eagle scouts.
Around the same time as the fire the Gerald J Ryan Outreach Center lost $40,000 in federal funding which was used to help feed local families with severe food insecurities. Kevin again stepped up to the challenge raising $10,870 dollars and collecting 9,650 lbs of non-perishable foods.
As summer came near, Kevin orchestrated and founded the “Let’s Move Healthy & Fit” initiative, which consisted of a full day of pool, basketball, racquetball, tennis, and the use of a playground. The initiative enticed over 150 children to get out and play.
With Kevin’s support, the Gerald J Ryan Outreach center was able to again transform the lives of many families, and act as a beacon of light to those in need of a helping hand.