Howdy Folks And Happy Valentines Day !!! I Hope Cupid’s Arrow Struck Each And Every One Of You In The Right Place This Year. Tonight We Are Taking The Shelter Spotlight Express Down To Sioux Falls, South Dakota And Featuring The Good Shepherd Ministry Center. The Good Shepherd Ministry Center Is Operated By Maria Krell And Her Wonderful Staff. Together, They Operate The Good Shepherd And Offer Several Programs To The Less Fortunate In and Around The Sioux Falls Area. The Good Shepherd Center Is Located On 300 North Main Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104.

The Good Shepherd Ministry Center a non-profit, ecumenical ministry, provides daytime shelter and services for people who are homeless, poor or newly arrived in our community. For many, these services make the difference to getting a new start – and rebirth in confidence and hope that leads to a happy ending“. – From Their Website – http://www.goodshepherdsiouxfalls.org

Good Afternoon, I Must First Apologize For The Posts Recently Being Submitted During The Late Afternoon Hours. My Schedule Has Been Crazy But Not To Worry The Requests And Reception Have Been Outstanding. That Being Said Let’s Head South Today And Take A Look At St. Matthew’s House. As Many Of You Know We Feature Groups And Shelter’s That Provide Outstanding Care To The Homeless & Hungry, St. Matthew’s House Goes Above And Beyond That Standard Of Care.

ST. MATTHEW’S HOUSE

2001 AIRPORT ROAD SOUTH NAPLES, FL 34112

“Since 1988, St. Matthew’s House (SMH) has provided housing, spiritual support and structured recovery programs for the homeless in our main facilities in Naples, FL.  St. Matthew’s House can house 174 men, women and women with children in our combined facilities in Naples and Immokalee. The life expectancy for a chronically homeless person is 44 years of age for men and 40 years for women.  It is the only segment of the population where women are not expected to live as long as men. The chronically homeless often have one or more serious and disabling health conditions, including mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. In 2007, 15 people who were current St. Matthew’s House residents or past residents passed away, and those ranged in age from 22 to 54”. – From Their Website – http://www.stmatthewshouse.org

Happy First Monday of 2010 People !!! Today, We’re Taking A Trip To A Pretty Interesting Place Called Parma Heights,OH. Does Anyone Know What’s There? I’ll Tell You What’s There, A Woman By The Name Of Shannon Welker, That’s What. And What Does Shannon Welker Do, You Ask? Ms. Welker, Is One Of The Many People Helping Operate The Seeds Of Hope Food Panty of Parma Heights. Ms. Welker, Along With Her Many Volunteers, Reach Out To The Poor, The Hungry, The Folks Who Needs Some Extra TLC During The Year By Giving Them Food, Shelter, And That Little Bit Of Time It Takes To Make Those Less Fortunate, Smile. The Seeds Of Hope Food Pantry Is Run Through The Vineyard Cleveland Church Located At 6735 York Road, Parma Heights, OH 44130. If You Want To Lend A Helping Hand, Stop In And Say Hello, Or Call (440) 884-VINE.

“Our Seeds of Hope food pantry ministry takes place on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays (subject to change) of each month from Noon to 2pm. People can come one time per month to pick up a three-day supply of mostly dry and canned goods. In order to do so, you will need to bring proof of current residency, such as driver’s license or a utility bill, and will be asked to fill out a short form on your first visit. Seeds of Hope is more than just a food pantry. Often we offer blood pressure checks, employment resources, and prayer for needs. Call the church office at 440.884.8463 for further information”. – From Their Website – http://www.vineyardcleveland.com