As many of you know if you've been following along, several months ago Rae branched out to a different area of town to extend the ministry of feeding to those folks in need. The original group is still going strong on The West Side of Columbus with both supplies and able volunteers. Rae canvassed and found great need elsewhere and put a plan in motion encompassing multiple locations on Columbus's North, and North East Sides, some involving families.
We asked for support to help her get started, and as always you all responded with HUGE hearts and sent donations of plastic bags, plastic containers, grocery bags and similar items to help her in the meal prep.
At this time we do not need anymore plastic garbage bags, or plastic grocery bags, or plastic containers. We may sing out later with more need; but with limited storage at her end...let's hold and not mail anymore of those items. She's also well stocked on plastic poncho's and most personal care items for women. She's nicely stocked also with soap and cotton knitted and crocheted washcloths (though we can always use those items for the 3 family shelters).
- What she is in need to stock her storage area at Everyday People Ministry Church (corner of 161 and North Meadows Blvd) is:
- Zip lock bags, sandwich size
- Forks and spoons (much less need for knives)
- Socks always for Women now as well as Men
- Sample sized shampoo
- Disposable razors
Currently she is feeding about 17-19 people on Saturday mornings after she preps meals at The Everyday people Ministry. Several church members from that location have joined her volunteer force.
One of the things a bit different with this North Side Ministry as compared to her long standing West Side Ministry is feeding families vs primarily adults. There are Mothers who are homeless but have enough to get a night in a hotel with their children (Thank the Lord they aren't living out in the elements); but not enough for food and lodging and so Rae has been able to include them in her Saturday Morning Meals.
Thank you all for your help with supplies and prayers for her new ministry. I know she truly appreciates both.
The Beautiful flowers above are for you all for all the hard and necessary work you do.
All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.