TULSA, Okla. – A Tulsa woman is celebrating seven years of being clean from a life of crime and drugs, by using her time to give back to the homeless. But she wasn’t alone.
Raittia Rogers Evangelism Ministries was joined near the Tulsa Day Center by two volunteers, who are just 10 and 14 years old. She hopes they develop the love of giving back.
Each month, Rogers sets up a table on the corner of Archer and Elwood in Downtown Tulsa. She passes out food and clothing donations to the homeless.
“Oh it’s such a good feeling on the inside to give back. Yes, to be able to think correctly. To have your head on right. To do the right things. That’s what it’s about,” Rogers said.
Before the age of 15, Rogers was selling drugs. She was involved in a gang and frequently got into fights.
“When you grow up, yes, you think it’s okay. You think it’s cool to go out and commit these crimes because you see everybody else out doing it, but my day came. I tell you what,” Rogers said.