Everyone is concerned for the homeless, especially in cold weather. The Refuge board is aware of the challenges that cold weather brings. Many are depending upon the Refuge this season. We are working hard to gather volunteers and churches to insure we can meet the needs of those who want to transition out of homelessness. Unfortunately, the Refuge does not open until November 30th. The Refuge depends heavily upon volunteers and churches in our area. When there are no volunteers or churches getting involved with the Refuge it is hard to cover one season. Our dream is to be a year round transitional housing program. But we lack the volunteers to make that dream happen. If you want to get involved for immediate help for the homeless please pray. Above all else we need your prayers. Also, you can volunteer. You can be an intake worker or help your local church house the homeless for a week. Finally, tell someone about the Refuge. Share this post. Volunteer with friends. Get your church involved. The Refuge cannot do it without you.
I'm a mother of two teenagers. Married to my awesome husband of 20 years. I don't work. I volunteer. I am a founding member of The Refuge shelter and involved in inspiring projects in my church, and community. My desire is to love God, love others, follow Jesus and do good and bring as many others along with me :)
Andrew Terry Board Member
I follow Jesus. I also play the role of husband, father, and student. I am involved with my church with the praise and worship team singing and playing guitar. I also coordinate the boys and girls clubs on Wednesday nights.
I am also president of First Mission - a charity that raises funds to train and educate pastors and church leaders in Kenya. I am now raising funds for a trip there in April of next year.
Recently I became a board member of the Refuge Homeless Shelter of Lapeer. And here I blog to encourage the church to follow after Jesus as he preaches good news to the poor.