Search Tags: William Gray, who from 1994 to 2000 was homeless himself, founded the organization as a way to give back in a non-judgmental way. “When I was homeless, people from churches would come out to give us food and we were always grateful, but many times in order to get the food you would have to sit through a 45-minute sermon or something like that. My God doesn’t say that it should be that way. But I promised God that if he got me out of that situation, sleeping on rooftops, eating food out of the garbage, that I would be obedient and return the favor to my community.”. Since regaining his footing in 2000, he has adopted a mission to be an army of one trying to make a change. Originally he began with nothing more than his personal funds and donations by friends and family members.,