Stories from the Basement

Stories from the Basement: March 2015

By Donna Clark RN, Director

It’s been a long cold winter and everyone has been working very hard to meet the needs of the homeless men who utilized the Community Emergency Shelter project. Each church uses volunteers from their own church family as well as volunteers from the community. Each week there are probably 70-80 volunteers offering their time to serve others.

Here in the H.O.P.E., Inc. office we have a core group of 5-9 volunteers and throughout the week we have a total of 28 people who give of their time to help meet the needs of others. In the past two months I was out recovering from shoulder surgery and the office volunteers stepped up to the plate and never skipped a beat. Our services never wavered and those who needed help were served with a smile. Giving freely of your time and energy is one of those things that puts a smile on God’s face. He created us to serve others around us.

Thank you to all volunteers, whether it be working with the homeless, Habitat for Humanity, the Humane Society, or any other agency. God bless you for giving of your time and heart.

I’d like to give you an update on the client who was burned when a tree limb fell down and knocked over his propane heater and burned his tent down. He is being followed by the Wound Center and his wounds are healing slowly. He is requiring special medication in a salve and we are now working with Medicaid to get what he needs. Keep him in your prayers as he is not out of the woods yet.

Ephesians 5: 20-28