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

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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

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/ 

Hi Folks! Here We Are Working On #48. Its Been A Crazy Trip So Far That’s For Sure And Tonight We Highlight The Raleigh Rescue Mission. Located In Raleigh, NC The Raleigh Rescue Mission Provides Shelter And A Soup Kitchen For The Less Fortunate. The Raleigh Rescue Mission Is Operated Under The Direction Of Martin Armes And His Amazing Staff. They Are Located At 314 East Hargett, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601.

Raleigh Rescue Mission rebuilds broken lives ministering to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people. Each day we strive to demonstrate Christ’s love by offering safe sanctuary, addiction recovery programs, medical care, educational and life skill classes and job-skills training“. – http://www.raleighrescue.org

Good Evening! Tonight, I’m Going To Get Right To The Point And Inform All Of You That We’re Headin’ Down To St. Louis And In The Spirit Of Shelter Spotlight, Focusing Our Efforts On A place Called, The Haven Of Grace. The Haven Of Grace Is A Homeless Shelter Dedicated To Getting Pregnant Mothers Back On Their Feet In Order To Prepare Themselves For The World Ahead. Under The Amazing Direction Of Marissa Q. Paine, The Haven Of Grace Shelter provides Solutions For Women In And Around The St. louis Area. They Are Located At 1225 Warren Street, St. Louis, Missouri.

Our Residential Program provides food, shelter and basic needs to support a healthy delivery. It also integrates goal planning and educational programs focused on parenting, physical and emotional health, financial literacy, independent living skills, interpersonal skills, formal education and job preparation“. – From Their Website – http://www.havenofgracestl.org

Hey There You Crazy Kids, It’s Time For A Very Special Edition Of Shelter Spotlight. Everyday In This Country Thousands And Thousands Of Children Are Abused And Neglected, And For Whatever Reason We (The American Public) Don’t Hear About It Very Much, But Tonight I’m Bringing It Front And Center. Child Abuse Is A Very Sick And Twisted Act, And Many Of Us Cringe When We Hear Similar Stories On Television Or Read About Them On The Various News Sites On The Web, Tonight I’d Like To Embrace The Topic And Talk About The Hope That Actually Exists For These Kids. That Hope, Is Brought To Us By The Caring, And Loving Staff Of Austin’s House. Austin’s House Is Dedicated To Finding Proper Placement For Children Who Come From Abusive And Neglecting Situations, And For Them It’s All About The Children. I Decided To Post This Early Enough For All Of You To See The Great Work That Is Being Done At Austin’s House, And If Any Of You Have The Time Please Contact Them Regarding Volunteer Opportunities. Austin’s House Can Be Reached At P.O. Box 784, Carson City, Nevada 89423. They Can also Be Reached By Phone At (775) 267-6711.

Austin’s House accommodates both boys and girls who are unable to be maintained in their own homes until they are either reunited with their family, or an appropriate long term placement is made“. – From Their Website – http://www.austinshouse.org