Wayne Murray started volunteering for Mid-Florida Housing Partnership Palmetto House in 1995. The Majority of his 50 hours a month of volunteer time is donated to helping the homeless at Palmetto House, a transitional housing shelter.
Murray is fortunate and does not have to worry about where his next meal will come from or where he will sleep at night. Because he knows he is very fortunate to have the necessities and some of his wants in life, Murray dedicates much of his volunteer service to the homeless.
He knows the importance of a hot meal, and Murray helps in feeding the guests that live at Palmetto House. Murray bys supplies and regularly brings bread to the house at least twice a week. Because of his determination and hard work, an evening feeding program at Palmetto House was established. Murray coordinates this endeavor and organizes the work of volunteers from area churches to offer this seven-day a week evening meal to those in need.
The very scope of Murray’s community involvement is overwhelming, as he devotes all his energy to helping the homeless. He has such a genuine concern for the homeless that Murray was instrumental in establishing the coalition for the Homeless. He volunteers for Halifax Urban ministries, responding to emergency needs of hungry, homeless, and low income individuals and families. He also volunteers at Serenity House, which provides a program for the rehabilitation of substance abusers through their return to society as productive citizens.