Erica Robbins

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Erica Lastar "Star" Robbins (born December 9, 1981 in Munford) is the founder of Be A Blessing Birmingham and a candidate for Birmingham City Council District 5 in the 2017 Birmingham municipal election.

Robbins graduated from Munford High School in 2000 and earned a bachelor's degree magna cum laude at Stillman College in 2003 and enrolled at the Florida Coastal School of Law, but decided not to pursue a career as an attorney. Instead she returned to Birmingham and worked in corporate communications. After years of working in homeless shelters, she founded "Be A Blessing Birmingham" (originally #helpforthehomeless) in 2015 to provide more services to homeless persons living in the city.

As a candidate for City Council, Robbins has pledged to work to address poverty, homelessness and mental health while also encouraging business growth and job opportunities.


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