Today was our first day being open after a major water line broke at the Timberlake Outreach Center. The water damage was severe enough that we had to close the Timberlake Outreach Center for almost a week. The closing was so we could clean up the water and damage it had done, make repairs and restock some of the areas. We still have some remodeling to complete in the offices, cubical and chapel area. But enough repairs have been completed to enable us to open for business today. And what a busy day we had serving our near homeless in the community with food, clothing, household items, diapers, and furniture. We helped over 200 families today and stretched their income by receiving our services free.
We are grateful for staff and volunteers who have diligently worked to get us up and running again. Without our faithful volunteers we would not be able to serve the community in the capacity we do each month.
We give thanks to God for allowing us once again to serve people who are in extreme crisis, the near homeless, and our working poor. And we give thanks to all our donors who give their gently used goods to us so we might give them to people in our community. Thank you for partnering with us to help prevent homelessness one family at a time.
Blessing to you and yours,
Judy Collins, Timberlake Outreach Center Director, Open Door Mission