Good Evening Readers, Welcome To Another Informative Addition Of Shelter Spotlight. Tonight We Head To Maryland, And The Great City Of Salisbury. I’d Like To Focus Our Attention On The Christian Shelter Of Salisbury, Why? Because They Are Doing Awesome Things. Tonight We Give Praise To Their Staff Of Professionals And Thank Them For Their Many Efforts. They Are Located At 334 Barclay Street, Salisbury, MD 21804. They Can Be Reached By Phone At (410) 749-5673.

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 “With the assistance of the Sunrise Rotary Club and Toys for Tots, children’s toys, food, warm coats, scarves and gloves were distributed to the  people in the East Church Street neighborhood on Saturday, December19, 2009. In spite of cold temperatures and snow, many families  were lined up well before the announced 12 noon opening.  By the time all of the toys, food and clothing were distributed some  85 families, consisting of 145 adults and 185 children had received at least one toy per child as well as a food bag for each family.  For many of these families a spark of light and joy was kindled in an otherwise bleak Christmas“. – From http://www.christianshelter.org

Houston In The House !!!! What Up MY Cowboys & Cowgirls, How Ya’ll Doing Today? Just A Few More Weeks Until The Little Guy Spreads Some Green Love Your, Mine And Everyone’s Way. So Here It Goes, We’re Heading To A Mighty Special Place This Evening. I’m Sure All Of You Have Heard Of The Houston Food Bank, Am I Right? Operated By An Amazing Group Of Folks Under The Leadership Of Brian Greene, The Houston Food Bank Certainly Lives Up To Its Promise Of Filling Lives. They Are Located At The Herzstein Center, 3811 Eastex, Houston, Texas, 77026.

 

“The Houston Food Bank is the largest source of free and low-cost food for hungry people in 18 southeast Texas counties.  A network of more than 400 charities, feeding a total of 137,000 people each week, receives more than 46 million pounds of food and prepared meals annually.  Fresh produce, meat and nonperishables are distributed from Herzstein Center, a 73,000 square-foot warehouse, and hot meals are prepared and distributed from Keegan Center, a 15,000 square-foot industrial kitchen. Additional community services range from nutrition education to assistance with food stamp applications and hands-on job training.  Red Barrels offer a convenient way for grocery shoppers to donate nonperishables for their neighbors in need.  The Houston Food Bank, founded in 1982, is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network.  The organization plans to grow to an annual distribution of 120 million pounds of food by 2018”. – From http://www.houstonfoodbank.org

As We Come To End Of Febuary, We Look At A Place Located In The Heart Of Los Angeles, California. As Most Of You Know  Los Angeles, CA Is A Very Diverese City With Some Of The World Famous And Some Of The World’s Down And Out People. There Are Rich Folks And Poor Folks, And Then There Are Found Folks And Lost Folks. Only One Thing Comes To Mind When It Comes To Bringing These Folks Together, And That Is The St. Francis Center Placed Right On Hope Street. Sounds Fitting, Doesn’t It? They Are Located At 1835 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

“St. Francis Center provides a range of services to thousands of homeless and near homeless adults and children. We are a primary source of food and nutrition for people who are hungry. We are the only social service agency of our type in these neighborhoods and we need you to help this community!”http://www.sfcla.org

So We’re Heading Back To My Home State Today, Except We’re Heading North. Rochester, New York Is Home To Not Only A Pretty Good American Hockey League Team Known As The Rochester Americans, But Also Home To The Open Door Mission. The Open Door Mission Provides A Soup Kitchen, Some Ministry And A Homeless Shelter Those Less Fortunate In And Around The Rochester Area. They Are Located At P.O. Box 14236, Rochester, NY 14608.

The Open Door Mission, Inc. of Rochester, New York is a not-for-profit ministry, founded in prayer, to meet the spiritual and physical needs of the last, the least, and the lost of our community prompted through the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and is supported by the continuing prayer and contributions of others“. – From http://www.opendoormission.org

Ahhh How Wonderful A Number, The Above Mentioned Said Reference Is. But For What Charitable Cause Shall We Direct Our 57th Toward? Shall We Spotlight As Is Tradition, A Shelter? Should We Switch Things Up A Bit With A Down Home Soup Kitchen? The Answer My Friends And Readers Comes To Us From…Grand Rapids, Michigan And A Place Called Mel Trotters. Mel Trotters Is One Of The Most Complex And One Of The Oldest Soup Kitchens And Ministries In The Country. They Are Located At 225 Commerce, SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Mel Trotter Ministries provides shelter, food, clothing, education, biblical studies, computer-based learning, and work training and experience for men and women in need throughout our community. To help those with drug and alcohol addictions, we also offer a state-licensed substance abuse recovery program“. – From http://www.meltrotter.org

HAPPY FRIDAY TO ALL MY WONDERFUL READERS !!!! Tonight We Bring You One Of Our Best And Brightest Shelter Spotlight’s To Date. That’s Right Shelter Spotlight #50 Is Live !!! We’re Kickin’ Into High Gear On Our Journey To Spotlight The Best 365 Shelters, Soup Kitchens And Food Pantry’s From All Around The Country. Stop #50 On Our Gracious Tour Of Highlight’s Brings Us To Annapolis, Maryland. Annapolis Offers Not Only Some Of The Country’s Best Sightseeing For The Very Fortunate, But Also One The Most Elaborate Homeless Shelters For The Less Fortunate. The Lighthouse: A Homeless Prevention Support Center Offers Multiple Levels Of programs For Men, Women, Children And Families. They Have One And That Is To Gradually Reduce The Number Of Homeless In And Around Annapolis And The Surrounding Areas. They Are Located At 206 West Street, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401.

“Last year the Light House was forced to turn away nearly 500 homeless people, 159 of whom were children, because we didn’t have enough room. This lack of care for our most fragile neighbors was unacceptable to hundreds of visionary Marylanders who had a dream of a more efficient way to solve the problem of homelessness in Anne Arundel County. Thanks to 4 years of hard work, dedicated planning, and generous support; we are now able to go public with our plans to build a larger and more efficient Light House! A Light House that can help 1,500 homeless people each year as they work to become housed and self-sufficient”. – http://www.annapolislighthouse.org/ 

Hey Folks, Happy Thursday. My Day Has Been Very Artistic And Keeping With That Theme, I’d Like To Highlight The Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) Located In Lafayette, Indiana. The LUM Assists The Hungry And Homeless Who Are Looking To Get Back On Their Feet Through The Many Programs They Offer. With A Wonderful Staff Lead By Director Joe Micon, The LUM Sets A Course For The Less Fortunate. They Are Located At 525 North 4th Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901.

The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry is the largest volume food pantry in west central Indiana. Open four mornings a week, the pantry provides emergency food to hungry children and adults. Volunteers staff the pantry, purchase food, and keep the facility stocked and clean“. – http://www.lafayetteurbanministry.org