Summer heat brings different needs. Bottled water is needed for daily distribution in Finlay Park through the end of September. Would your church or small group be willing to hold a water drive? Fifteen to twenty cases are needed daily; more in extreme weather. T-shirts, socks, and underwear are also needed because doing laundry is not usually an option. (Please see the “Ministry Needs” page for a more complete list of needs.) Donations can be delivered to U-Haul Moving and Storage on Elmwood Ave.
Financial donations are also needed and appreciated. They help meet the cost of rent for the men’s and women’s transitional homes. Donations are also used to help with medical and prescription needs, and for upkeep on the ministry van.
Looking ahead, churches and groups are being sought to collect clothing and school supplies for homeless children returning to school in August. The Back to School event will be held on Sunday, August 12, following the 3 pm worship service in Finlay Park. Volunteers are also needed to coordinate drives to collect hoodies, backpacks, and blankets for distribution in November.
If you are willing to help, but need more information, please go to the “contact us” page. Thank you and God bless!