Keepin’ It Real Ministries has several ongoing needs for the summer! Just as the weather heats up, daily water distribution in Finlay Park is in full swing to help prevent heat related illness. An estimated 3600 cases of bottled water will be needed. The ministry is seeking churches and groups to sponsor water drives throughout the summer, but all donations will be gratefully accepted.
Recently, Pastor Oscar reported two unfortunate situations. A local ministry that has provided meals in the park for several years has endured a crisis, and is unable to continue. Meals are served in other parts of the city, but the concern is that some will go hungry if unable to get to those locations. Also, for a number of years, the ministry has had a sponsor who picked up shortfalls in rent and utilities at the mens’ transitional homes. Unfortunately, this sponsorship has ended, and the ministry must now cover these expenses. If you or your small group would like to help, the ministry is seeking volunteers to prepare bag lunches for 50-100 people, or to help with financial contributions.
There is always an ongoing need for men’s summer clothing. If you would like to help with any of these ministry needs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pastor Oscar Gadsden at 803.406.0724. Water and clothing may be delivered to U-Haul Moving and Storage on Elmwood Avenue. Thank you and God bless!