Monday, January 28, 2013

Redneck Made It Home!--Request For Help For Homeless Shelter

January 28, 2013

Well, the Redneck made it home after all, and I am sooooo thankful. It was nice while he was gone at first, because I could get the house unpacked and set back up without interruption, but once that was done--I wanted my Beloved HOME.

I know that I had said that each Monday would be for talkin' about a Bible study and meditation for the week, but today I want to let ya'll know about a homeless shelter that really needs help. Our cowboy church is workin' to help out, and I wanted to do my part to see if I can get some assistnace from other sources.

The Presbyterian Night Shelter, in Ft. Worth, Texas, is overwhelmed right now. They are in need of both room and supplies to help the vast homeless population in their area. One of our church members said yesterday that when she drives by the shelter, there are actual tents set up for the people, some are just simple pup tents. The shelter is in need of many things, and the followin' is a list that can be found at their website, http://www.pns-tc.org/web/

Personal Care Items
  • Baby items: powder, lotion, Pull-ups
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable Razors
  • Travel-sized and regular-sized toiletries
    (soap, shampoo and conditioner, lotion)
  • Underwear – all sizes adult and child
  • Socks – all sizes adult and child
  • Foot powder
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Adult diapers
Bed and Bath
  • Bath towels and wash cloths
  • Blankets
  • Twin sheets, pillows and pillow cases
Medicine
  • Antacids
  • Cold medicine
  • Cough Drops
  • Neosporin
  • Glucose tablets
  • Lice shampoo and bed spray
  • Pain relievers (acetaminophen, ibuprofen-tablet form)
  • Non-alcoholic cold/cough medicines (allergy medicine with antihistamine)
  • Vitamins
Miscellaneous
  • Gift cards for groceries (Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, etc.)
  • Bus passes
  • Laundry baskets
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bathing chairs/stools (for disabled/elderly)
Cleaning supplies:
  • Brooms
  • Nylon bristle kitchen brooms
  • Industrial-size push brooms
  • Industrial yellow mop buckets
  • Mops and mop heads
  • Plastic spray bottles
Items may be dropped off Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the back door of the Main Shelter (south side of the building) at 2400 Cypress Street, one block south of E. Lancaster.

If you can , please consider contactin' and donatin' to the shelter. The contact information is:

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2645
Fort Worth, Texas 76113
817-632-7400
www.pns-tc.org
Toby Owen
Executive Director
towen@pns-tc.org
Macy Hill
Director of Development
mhill@pns-tc.org

In Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus tells of how important is it for us to be His body and reach out to those in need;

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.

If you can't give to this shelter, please look at the needs of your own community, and seek to help there.

I guess this was a meditation Monday after all.

Well, I got shores. Later ya'll.
© 2013 by Evelyn Edgett

3 comments:

  1. Dear Evelyn,

    I'm glad that you are with your honey pie again. :)

    There are so many folks who need our help; may we all reach out however we can!

    Love,

    Marqueta

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  2. Thank you for listing all of what the shelters might need. I will definitely be stocking up on those to donate. :-)

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    1. I'm glad that my post has gotten folks to thinkin' about how to help various shelters. As I said, even if you can't help this particular one--please look about your community, call around--there are vast numbers of folks who need help. If all this post does is get folks helpin' in their own neck of the woods--I'm happy.

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