While Writing Tonights Shelter Spotlight One Word Came To Mind; The Word Dignity. Everyone Says Dignity Is Something We Should Live With And Die With, It’s An Element Of Humanity And An Element Of Peace. Keeping Dignity In Mind, We Set Our Focus On St. Vincent de Paul Village And Their Efforts To Erase Homelessness In The San Diego Area. The St. Vincent de Paul Village Is Located At 3350 E Street, San Diego, CA 92102.

“Every family and individual in need deserves to be treated with dignity. From a family struggling to make ends meet to a veteran who feels alone, or a battered woman fleeing domestic violence, we provide the personal support and essential care each person deserves. Our mission is to do more than alleviate someone’s problems – we want them to build the skills and self-confidence that leads to success. St. Vincent de Paul Village helps people replace a sense of despair with a sense of dignity and hope”. – From http://www.svdpv.org

Hey Folks What’s Up? Welcome To Tonight’s Installment Of Our Year Long Project Called Shelter Spotlight. Operation:365 & Shelter Spotlight Has Been Off To A Phenomenal Start, And I Want To Thank All The Folks Who We’ve Featured For Doing What They Do, If it Wasn’t For Them We Wouldn’t Even Be Here. That Being Said, I’d Like To Start Off This Month With Another Awesome Soup Kitchen. We Are Headed To A Place Called Albany, Oregon Tonight And We’re Featuring St. Mary’s Catholic Parish Soup Kitchen. The Soup Kitchen Is Operated By Suzy Stothoff And Pat Jacobson And Operates Monday, Wednesday And Friday. The Soup Kitchen Is Located 728 Ellsworth SW, Albany. Oregon, 97321. They Can Be Reached By Phone At (541) 926-1449.

Saint Mary’s Catholic Parish Soup Kitchen

728 Ellsworth SW, Albany, Oregon 97321.

“We, St. Mary’s Parish, are a people responding to Christ’s call to conversion, new life and discipleship with a nurturing Community.We celebrate this new life in Scripture and the Sacraments of the Roman Catholic tradition.Our Celebration impels and transforms us to be Spirit filled individuals who can reach out and minister to all people challenging and enabling them to build God’s Kingdom of justice and holiness”. – From Their Website – http://stmarysalbany.com

How Ya’ll Doing On This Wonderful Monday? I’m Personally Feelin’ Pretty Good About Tonight’s Shelter Spotlight, And I’m Sure You’d Love To Know Why? Well What’s The Craziest Idea You’ve Ever Had? Cliff Diving? Bungee Jumping? Maybe Spearheading Soup Kitchen Operations For Your Local Church Since The 1970’s?  And That’s Exactly What Father Francis Schweitzer Did. Today Holy Family Church’s Soup Kitchen Stands As One Of The Best Soup Kitchens Serving The Less Fortunate Residents Of Columbus, Ohio. The Holy Family Church Is Located At 584 West Broad Street – Columbus, OH 43215. The Office Can Be Reached By Phone At (614) 221-4323.

Holy Family was established in 1877 just west of downtown Columbus, Ohio in the historic area known as Franklinton. Holy Family is home to many good people and quite a number of ministries, including a soup kitchen and the Jubilee Museum. Our parish membership is just over 500 families. In addition to our English liturgies, we are the indult parish for the Latin Tridentine Mass which is celebrated weekly at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays and on the First Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. and Holy Days. Holy Family operates a soup kitchen and food pantry where we serve over 700 hot meals each day, Monday through Friday and provides groceries weekly to over 250 families. The Jubilee Museum, founded in 1998, houses treasures of our Catholic Heritage. Its extensive inventory fills the entire former high school of the parish, and has been visited by Cardinal Marchisano, Cardinal Arinze, Father Benedict Groeschel and thousands of tourists. Holy Family Parish has survived major floods (1913 and 1957), a fire in the mid-1950’s, and the incursion of three freeways. We remain a vibrant parish with a variety of activities and organizations to meet the needs and interests of all ages“. – From Their Website – http://www.holyfamilycolumbus.org

Hey There Folks, It’s Hatter Here Again With Your Daily Dose Of Giving A Little Something Back, Where It’s Most Needed. Today’s Spotlight Is Going To Focus On A Place Called Open Door Community. Open Door Community is another Multi-Tiered Organization, That Feeds The Hungry, Provides Worship, Shelter & Showers To The Less Fortunate And Offers Several Residential Options For Its Members. They Are Hands-On, Hope-Filled And Heart-Driven. Located In Atlanta,GA & Operated By The Resident Followers, Open Door Community Is Bringing Together People In An Effort To Share Thanksgiving & The Catholic Way Of Living Ones Life. The Efforts Of Open Door Community Are Very Well Respected, And We At Hatter & Beanz Want To Send Our Thanks For The Continued Work Of Open Door Community.

“In our life and work together, we strive to encounter and challenge the barriers of sexism, racism and classism that are within our own hearts and in our social structures. Because our community includes African Americans, European Americans, Latinos, women and men, rich and poor, we deal with these issues on a daily basis. Living at the Open Door, therefore, requires a willingness to work for change in our social structures and in ourselves”. – From Open Door Community’s Website – http://www.opendoorcommunity.org