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Increase the number of Bethel volunteers working with the homeless in the Tri-Cites

Chariss Warner

Learn:

  • Learn about the needs of the local homeless population by visiting the Union Gospel Mission (UGM) both in person and online: tcugm.org
  • Find statistics and information about the homeless from the WA state Coalition for the Homeless: endhomelessnesswa.org
  • Discover what is being done locally by Habitat for Humanity to assist the homeless population: habitatbuilds.com
  • Learn more about the homeless by reading “Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America” by Mike Yankoski Buy
  • Read “From the Sanctuary to the Streets: How the Dreams of One City’s Homeless Sparked a Faith Revolution That Transformed a Community” by Wendy R. McCaig Buy

Pray:

  • Pray for Bethel attenders to become more involved in the lives of local homeless people
  • Pray for open doors to help meet the spiritual needs of the homeless
  • Ask Jesus to place homeless people in our path for the purpose of loving them in word and deed
  • Pray God would provide the financial resources needed by the UGM and Habitat for Humanity to meet local needs

Do:

  • Form and lead a small group or bible study at the UGM
  • Participate in Habitat’s “Brush with Kindness” or “Impact Day” programs
  • Help the UGM provide transitional and permanent housing for clients in need
  • Volunteer at the Habitat Store
  • Provide work opportunities for homeless clients to get work experience and build a resume to become employable
  • Volunteer to serve on a Habitat construction team
  • Provide daily facility assistance at the UGM (sorting donations and food, serving in the kitchen)
  • Provide office support at the local Habitat office

Give:

  • Your gift will support the entire campaign of The 13.