Churches help homeless with laundry, other needs

St. Mary of Moiliili Episcopal Church near the old stadium park might only have 70 worshippers on an Easter Sunday, but pastor Gregory Johnson says his small congregation provides a multitude of services to the homeless and working poor — including much-needed laundry assistance.He often refers to his church as “little old St. Mary,” but…

Compassionate Caravan working to get city’s homeless out of the cold

One Lexington organization is going out into the cold tonight to help get others out of it. Volunteers with the Catholic Action Center are hitting the streets.”They can’t stay in one spot too long ’cause then somebody finds them there. They’ll beat them up, rob them, so they’re always on the move,” Thomas Caudill said….

Grannies make mattresses for the homeless out of plastic bags

Source: The Observers / Patty Arnold Some grandmas get together to play bridge or knit hats for their grandchildren. But a group of grandmas in Union City, a small city in Tennessee, get together weekly to turn discarded plastic bags into mattresses that are then given to people who are sleeping rough. The project not…

Man walks United States perimeter to raise money for homeless vets

Source: Fox 25 A Virginia man has spent more than two years walking around the country to raise money and awareness for homeless veterans in America. Leroy Bailey, 54, started walking in Virginia Beach on June 30, 2014. So far he has traveled 10,000 miles around the perimeter of the United States. “This is what…

Muslim Youth Raise Money for Charity in Washington

Source: VOA News / Marissa Melton It was cool and unusually rainy Saturday in Washington, not the best day for an outdoor event, but that didn’t stop more than a dozen members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association from hosting a 5K run/walk to raise money for a local food bank and an international charity. Most…

Sikh’s Message of Love After Act of Hate Killed His Brother

Source: KJZZ / Naomi Gingold The day after Sept. 11, 200, Rana Singh Sodhi and his older brother Balbir were out running some errands for their small businesses in Phoenix. “People yell to us, using f-word and ‘Go back to your country!” Sodhi remembered the harassment. Bu they were in their country. They’d immigrated to the…

Canyon Lake United Methodist Church packs hope for charity

Canyon Lake United Methodist Church raised more than $5,000 for their annual ‘Many Hands’ project. Several volunteers packed supplies at seven different stations, some including health and laundry kits for the Hope Center and firefighting kits for the Red Cross. This is the third year the church has come together to make a difference. Carol…

Church opens doors to homeless in the heat

Source: WMTV / Morgan Wolfe The severe heat in Madison has people running for their homes, and their air conditioning. Those who don’t have a home were welcomed Friday at the First United Methodist Church. The church opened it’s doors to the homeless for a nice place to escape the heat, while enjoying a home…

Charity Car Show gives away $6,500

The $6,500 given away to seven different charitable organizations Wednesday will all stay local and help needy people or good programs in the community. The Charity Car Show raised the money through its annual car show held June 26 at the Lima Auto Mall. There were more than 325 cars participating with a $10 per…

Hopes For Housing For Eugene Homeless Youth

St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County is in the early stages of creating housing for homeless youth. They want to renovate a church in south Eugene. Paul Neville is with St. Vincent de Paul. He says the organization hopes to purchase the former home of Cascade Presbyterian Church. He says it would provide housing,…

Ministries seek to help homeless under bridge, resource list compiled

As spring gives way to summer, the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville becomes more crowded, a desolate place to rest for some and a trashed playpen for others along the so-called “tramp trail.” The new faces stand out among the old in the seasonal turnover. The young woman who might otherwise…