Transforming Lives, Helping guests go from dependence to independence.
Director’s July Update
In our community, blessings continue to come our way. We are in the midst of a storm of people in this area looking for help. In May,we had 154 applicants and this month it was 130. These are record numbers for our volunteer phone operators. We have now housed 37 veterans in just the first-half of the year. It is a very busy time.
Thanks to all of you that help to make the shelter a great place to stay as our residents prepare to move on. We try to share some of our residents stories with our personal supporters on constant contact. Please enjoy these successes knowing that you helped to make it happen. And praises to God for all His blessings!
After being stranded in Myrtle Beach, this veteran resident (above) applied to the shelter. We called him and shared that we had a bed. So, he boldly walked into the local bus station and told them that he was homeless and our shelter was holding a bed for him. They let him ride to Loris for free and one of our shelter staff picked him up and brought him to the shelter. He stayed with us, got a job at Home Depot and this month was chosen to be the employee of the month. We are so proud of all that he has done to make himself a better person.
This resident (below) secured a full time job and housing in less than three weeks. While at the shelter he used his skills to repair our lawn mower and help with yard maintenance.
Thanks to all our sponsors and supporters of the recent golf tournament at Crown Park. Thanks also to Doug and Jody Harvey for all of their efforts with their team to make it all happen. It was the best yet!!!
Recently we had two youth groups come and help paint and clean the shelter: Sal and the group from Teen Serve Camp in Leesburg, Va., and Campus Outreach (pictured below) through Lakeside Baptist. We are blessed to see young people giving back to the community.