With Open Arms, And An Open Heart I Ask That You Go Ahead And Embrace Our Next Shelter Spotlight Profile. Coming In At Number 56 Is “Ruth’s Place” Located Deep In Scranton, Pennsylvania. Headed Up By Dr. William Bolan, Ruth’s Place Strives To Be One Of The Most Welcoming And Unique Facilities To Those Less Fortunate In And Around The Scranton – Wilkes-Barre Area. They Are Located At P.O. Box 254, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703.

Since 2003, Ruth’s Place has provided shelter and services for over 600 homeless women in the city of Wilkes-Barre.  The shelter recently moved to a new site in the North End, located off  Butler St. between Pennsylvania Ave. and Wilkes-Barre Blvd. (Rear 425 N. Pennsylvania Ave.).  This nonprofit organization needs your help to continue giving women the assistance they need to find permanent housing. Please read below to find out how you can help“. 

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Whenever I Think Of The Number 5, That “5 Dollar Footlong” Jingle From Subway Comes To Mind, But All Kidding Aside We’re Here At Another Mini Milestone, With Shelter Spotlight #55. That Means We Are Oh, 45 Shelter Spotlights Away From #100 (Which Between Me & You Is Gunna Be Huge !!!). Tonight, My Dear Friends & Readers, We Embark To A Place That’s Much Warmer Than The Approaching Snow Storm, Headed For The East Coast (Yet, Again!), That Place Is Fargo, North Dakota. In The Center Of Fargo, North Dakota Lies The New Life Center, Which Provides Shelter, Warmth And Open Hearts To Those Who May Be Less Fortunate.  The New Life Center Is Located At 1902 3rd Avenue North, Fargo, North Dakota 58107.

It takes years for most people to find themselves in a homeless situation, and their problems are not solved within a certain set timeframe. This is why there isn’t a time limit for a stay at the New Life Center. For some, a lengthy stay at the Center might be the high water mark at this point and time in their lives. Others may find employment and be on the road to self-sufficiency in a matter of weeks. Many individuals who enter our Recovery Program find that an extended period of treatment for life controlling substances is what’s required for victory over their addictions. Mental health services for people who’ve been living on the street for an extended period of time in a survival mode provide the assurance that they won’t be turned away on a certain date on the calendar. The veteran’s who find themselves living at the Center have our pledge that they can stay however long it takes for them to receive the help they need. These services, plus the underlying support of a Christian staff, are what has made the difference in the lives of literally tens of thousands of homeless men, women and children since the inception of the “mission” in 1907“. – From Their Website – http://www.fargonlc.org

Hey Folks, I Hope You All Are Enjoying Your Weekend. Tonight We’re Heading To Phoenix, Arizona To Highlight An Amazing Group Of People That Are Doing Things Not Only For The Less Fortunate But For Everyone In Their Community. Homeward Bound Assists Homeless And Hungry Individuals Get Back On Their Fact. Homeward Bound Offers A Plethora Of Volunteer Oppurtunities Such As Being A Mentor For Families, Or Working With Children, Or Better Yet Special Baby Care. Homeward Bound Is Located At 2302 West Colter Street, Phoenix, AZ 85015.

At Homeward Bound, we assist homeless and domestic violence families with children achieve economic independence, secure long-term, safe, decent, affordable housing and break multi-generational cycles of homelessness and domestic violence”. – From http://www.hbphx.org

So Far, The Journey Has Taken Each And Every One Us Various Places Throughout The US, And Tonight We Make Stop #33 In Beautiful Duluth, Minnesota. I Know What Your Saying, “Matt, It’s The Dead Of Winter, Why Are We Going Up North?”. The Answer Is Simple, The Folks At Second Harvest – Northern Lakes Are Doing A Fantastic Job And It Just Couldn’t Go Unnoticed. With That Being Noted, I’d Like To Focus For Just A Few Minutes On What They Do. They Are The Largest Food Bank That Services The Northeastern Minnesota And Northwestern Wisconsin’s Hungry And Homeless Each And Every Day. Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank Is Located At 4503 Airpark Blvd., Duluth, Minnesota, 55811. They Can Be Reached By Phone At (218) 727-5653.

We access national and regional food and non-food donations from major manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and growers for distribution to 140 NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin non-profit agencies. Food shelves, soup kitchens, shelters, after school youth programs, senior nutrition sites, homes for the mentally and physically disabled, and other qualifying non-profit programs access food from our food bank program. We also rescue locally produced perishable food from Duluth and Superior hospitals, schools, restaurants, caterers and retail grocery stores for distribution to qualifying on-site meal programs. ServSafe® staff and refrigerated trucks ensure the safety of the perishable food from donor to recipient“. – From Their Website – http://www.northernlakesfoodbank.org

Hey Folks, Happy Wednesday !! Welcome To Another Edition Of Shelter Spotlight. Today Our Year Long Journey Takes To The Wonderful City Of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Located In The Heart Of Las Cruces Is The El Caldito Soup Kitchen Where Nearly 60,000 Wonderful People Are Served Each Year. The El Caldito Soup Kitchen, Under The Guidance Of Gabe Chavez, Provides Hot Meals For The Hungry Of Las Cruces And The Surrounding Areas. The El Caldito Soup Kitchen Is Located At 999 West Amador, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005. They Can Be Reached By At (575) 525-3831.

Our mission is to prepare and serve meals free of charge to individuals, children and families without regard to race, creed, gender, ages, sexual orientation, handicap, religion, veteran status, income, or national origin. El Caldito provides a complete, nourishing meal, using available provisions, to all who come to our door. Hunger and need are our only criteria. A hot prepared meal is served every weekday (Monday through Friday) from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and a carry-out sack lunch on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The soup kitchen opens at 8:30 during the week and 9 a.m. on Saturday to prepare meals and process donated foods“. – From Their Website – http://www.elcaldito.com/