When Patti Brayfield went to a regional meeting of her church, Trinity Episcopal, in November 2014, she heard a woman from Georgetown, Texas speak about the money her church raised regularly to help homeless teens. Her first thought was, well, there certainly are no homeless teens where I live in Lebanon, Mo. Little did she know how much that woman’s speech would change her life in less than a year.
As a realtor, insurance agent, retired financial advisor and COPE Board member for 15 years, she felt she could do something to help the teens in her community. She soon found herself visiting with the folks at Lebanon schools and at an organization called Rare Breed in Springfield that helps homeless and at-risk teens.
In February, she asked the Lebanon Rotary Club, where she’d long been a member, for seed money, and by the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, she was heading up what would become Project 360, located today at what the kids themselves named The Sound House.
For more on this story see Saturday's LCR.
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