"A lot of this was being done among middle- and upper-income people," Rice says in the article. "We wanted to get this to the people who needed it the most."
Rice runs 14 church-based homeless shelters in St. Louis, Kansas City, southern Illinois and northern Arkansas. People who live in the shelters get free room and board in exchange for working at New Life's TV and radio network. Alternative energy used at the shelters includes wind energy, wood (for stoves), and biodiesel (in cars) made from used cooking oil. Rice says he wants people to see, "all this free energy that God has given us."
[Source: Associated Press]