Thursday, August 2, 2012

Thank you, thank you to all the churches and volunteers who have provided after worship meals and bottled water this summer!! Thank you also to WMHK Radio – they have posted some info about Keepin’ It Real on the home page of their website!!!

Here are the current needs for the remainder of the summer:
Pastor Gadsden plans to distribute school supplies to homeless children following worship on August 12th. Supplies are still needed. If you can help, please contact us!!

Bottled water will be needed for distribution in Finlay Park through the end of September. There is still a lot of hot weather yet to come.

Financial contributions are also always appreciated. They help to pay the rent on the transitional homes and storage unit, upkeep and gasoline for the van, medical needs and prescriptions, as well as shortfalls in donations.

We are already looking forward to September when we will begin in earnest to collect blankets and warm weather clothing. Our main focus will be on the Thanksgiving Bash. Last year, nearly 450 people were fed and given new backpacks, hoodies, and personal items (socks, underwear, and toiletries).  These items receive much wear and tear, and must be replaced periodically. This year Oscar has set a goal to collect items for 600.  This will be a formidable task without your help. Are you and your church willing to take on the challenge?!? ? Oscar is asking groups to commit to raising specific numbers of items, so that we will better be able to prepare. The most critical need is for backpacks and hoodies.  Would you consider organizing a drive?

Please check out the calendar page to see the remaining 2012 events.

If you can help, please email us a t Thank you and God bless!!!