News & Needs

News & Needs

UPDATE DATE:  9/16/2019

 

CURRENT NEEDS

 

PILLOWS, WINTER WEIGHT BLANKETS, CONTINUED FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR THOSE WE SERVE, OUR CHURCHES AND OUR VOLUNTEERS.  WE ARE CURRENTLY BLESSED WITH A GREAT INVENTORY OF WINTER COATS DUE TO AN ANNUAL DONATION FROM FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SO NO COATS NEEDED AT THIS TIME.  THANK YOU.

 

IN REMEMBRANCE AND APPRECIATION

 

MR. BILL WOOLEY

May 11, 1931 – July 1, 2019

It is with great sadness that I share the passing of longtime SHALOM Homeless volunteer Bill Wooley.  Bill was a faithful servant and volunteer at First Presbyterian and SHALOM Homeless for many years and he will be greatly missed.  Although we know in our hearts that Bill is in a much greater place he will still be missed.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and church family during this time.  Bill was always a positive person in a sometimes very negative world.  He always brought a smile to our faces with his wit and wisdom and he spread joy to all that were blessed to know and serve alongside him.  Bill we thank you for your service to SHALOM Homeless and we thank your family for sharing you with all of us at SHALOM for so many years.  Rest in peace our dear and faithful friend and thank you for letting your light shine brightly, especially on those who may have been less fortunate.  Thank you and God bless!

Therefore encourage one another

and build each other up..

1 Thessalonians 5:11

 

SUMMER UPDATE 2019

I am often asked what services does SHALOM provide to the homeless during the non-hosting season.  We continue to maintain contact with the homeless in our community by providing assistance with the very much needed documentation that is required when seeking employment, housing and other benefits.  Although our doors are not open on a daily basis during this time we also continue to assist with clothing, shoes, hygiene items, shower facilities, transportation issues, medical needs, food and a variety of other forms of assistance.  All of this is still made possible due to the blessings of Jesus Christ and your continued prayers and support.  SHALOM is truly blessed to be able to serve not only the homeless but also other social agencies, churches and organizations in Middletown and our surrounding communities.