Stories from the Basement

Stories from the Basement: February 2019

by Donna Clark RN, Director Every year the Community Emergency Shelter (CESP) project starts in January and runs until March. This is a program that requires a great deal of commitment on the part of the hosting churches each week and is a 24/7 responsibility for the volunteers. The program has been in existence since… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: February 2019

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Stories from the Basement: January 2018

By Donna Clark RN, Director The Community Emergency Shelter Project (CESP) is underway and we are housing as many as 38 men each night. This is the 15th year for this program and we have been able to meet our mission of preventing homeless men from freezing to death every winter thanks to the many… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: January 2018

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Stories from the Basement: March 2017

by Donna Clark RN, Director The cold weather shelter has come to an end. For 3 months local churches have cared for homeless men providing shelter, food, safety, and fellowship. This program had a huge impact on those who have been served. One story I will carry in my heart for a long time is… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: March 2017

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Stories From the Basement: January 2017

By Donna Clark RN Director January means cold weather and the first night of the cold weather shelter CESP (Community Emergency Shelter Project) lived up to that assumption. Deep snow, cold wind, and ice and snow covered roads made for a very difficult start of this year’s project. Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene stepped… Continue reading Stories From the Basement: January 2017

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Stories from the Basement: August 2016

by Donna Clark RN, Director It seems strange to talk about a cold weather shelter during all this warm weather but winter is not far away. The planning committee of the Community Emergency Shelter Project has met and are addressing future needs. In past years the program has served 40-70 different men nightly from the… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: August 2016

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Stories from the Basement: December 2015

By Donna Clark RN, Director Advent is a time of anticipation of our Savior’s birth and a time of the anticipation of the Community Emergency Shelter Project. The churches are preparing to host as many as 30 homeless men from January until March and the men are checking out the schedule and talking about what… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: December 2015

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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… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: March 2015

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Stories from the Basement: February 2015

By Donna Clark RN, Director It’s been a week of wintry weather and a difficult time for anyone living in camps or on the streets. One man was injured when the wind blew a tree branch down on his tent, knocking over his propane heater and setting it on fire. He suffered second degree burns… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: February 2015

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Stories from the Basement: March 2014

By Donna Clark RN, Director Every morning before I leave the house I try to read a devotional, using either the “Upper Room” or “Our Daily Bread”. Today I picked up “The Upper Room” and God hit me between the eyes. It is based on the Esther 3- 4:14. What a great story of faith… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: March 2014