It's that time of year again. North Texas Giving Day. This year we are doing something very special with some of the money. We are taking half of what we bring in to an organization called Somebody Cares, out of Houston. They are doing awesome disaster relief, but they have been in the business of helping others for a long time. One of our own residents, Jeremy, was impacted by Doug Stringer's ministry and now Jeremy is pouring back. We have partnered with Jeremy's company, Floor Rescue, and we sent some guys down in a truck full of supplies to help with disaster relief. We still need to reach our goal of $10,000 but we'd also like to send a $10,000 check to Somebody Cares. Will you help us today? Watch the video for more information and watch some of our video testimonies too.
If you ever want to know how to donate "practical" things to our ministry you can view the list below. These are ongoing needs each month as men come and go through our ministry. You can send directly to our ministry or we can have someone pick up from you. You may also donate funds toward purchasing these items. Just mark it on your donation.
-Twin sheets, fitted and non-fitted.
-Towels. Bath, hand, and wash cloths.
-Socks, gloves, and winter hats.
-Kitchen utensils, pots, pans, baking sheets, small appliances, hot pads.
-Light bulbs, cleaning supplies/chemicals, trash bags.
-Hygiene. Soap, shampoo, Anti-perspirant, cologne, razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste.
-Large appliances such as refrigerators, washer/dryers, microwaves.
-Yard needs. Mowers, weed eaters, edgers, blowers.
-Tools. Hand and power.
We always need things done around the house that maybe the residents can't do because of their schedule. Sometimes the men could use a ride to parole when they first get out. After serving a long prison sentence the last thing you need to do is worry about how you are going to get to the parole office the next day. We can usually provide a ride but sometimes we need help. We always need help organizing clothes that are donated. We also need help going to pick up food at the food bank each month.
The men also need good positive connections. You can volunteer your time by pouring into one of our men. You can help them with navigating the computer, their new cell phone and inviting them to activities at your church. Let us know if you're interested in this because there is a little training involved.