OUR 2019 JEFFERSON AWARD WINNER!
We are so proud to share that Tammy is one of the Jefferson Award winners!!! She was selected on April 9 at the Jefferson Award Celebration. There were 152 nominations, 20 finalists and 5 winners.
Thank you Karen Kemp and Mary Gustafson for nominating Tammy. She is thrilled beyond belief and gives all praise and glory to God!! Thank you all for your love and support of Tammy and God’s Hygiene Help Center! Love in Christ, Terry Aren’t we blessed to see God’s mighty hand at work in someone He has chosen to be His representative to the poor. Tammy, you are a blessing and no one deserves the award more than you. God bless you, Robin Lorms. Project Manager, Kindway/Embark
3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Phillipians 2:3-4 NIV
GOD’S HYGIENE NOW HAS 4 HELP CENTERS
On April 2, 2019, GHHC opened its 3rd God’s Hygiene Help Center at Barack Community Center, 580 Woodrow Ave, Columbus 43207. Tammy had super girl power volunteers counting out hygiene items so they can have inventory control. On that sunny afternoon, Tammy says “123 let’s go GHHC where love wins! Getting ready to rock the south end with blessings from God!
On Saturday, April 20 at 10 am, God’s Hygiene volunteers will help at both Douglas and Barack Community Centers with their annual Easter egg Hunt. Thank you to our new Board Member Dana Parr for arranging for donation of 750 Cheryl’s Cookies!
Thank you for all your in kind donations that make it possible to open these new help centers for those in need. We so appreciate those who send or hand us regular monetary donations.
Clean Start Baskets are a team effort with God’s Hygiene. Kathryn Farrar, Terry Starr and Tammy Jewell rotate shopping and packing several baskets each month. Jan Roberts (on left) of the Kindway/Embark program comes to Diane Hendrickson’s home to pick them up. Kathleen Wirick (in picture on the right) was so pleased to receive her own basket to start over her life in her new apartment.
I have a student in need at Duxberry Park Alternative Elementary. She is incontinent twice a day and not able to be toilet trained. We have been unable to secure Pull ups and she has peed on herself or the floor all year. The aide in the room has bought her back up clothes. We are in need of Pull ups. The child is a child’s size 10-12. Any help you can give us would be appreciated.
I so appreciate all you do. You are casting a wild circle. I work with nursing students and their instructor asked if I knew about you. I could say only good things.
Virginia “Ginny” Black MPH, BSN, RN, Licensed School Nurse
We shared the message with Cherie Tanedo since her choir members so wanted to help other elementary students. We received this message from her:
Our Joyful Angels filled their colorful blessing bags last night (April 3) with hygiene items, school supplies, bottle of water and fun stuff! Please deliver 12 blessing bags and 2 boxes of Kotex to both Como and Duxberry Elementaries. The box of Pull-Ups, size 8-14, is for the incontinent student at Duxberry.
This has been the best Lenten project ever!
Bless You, Cherie
It is such a good feeling to pick up donations left at the Mill Run Exchange Centeron Thursday while at Women of the Word. Diane was able to send a message to the school nurse that the pull-ups were available. It was her husband’s birthday but Ginny the nurse still stopped on her way home from school to pick them up. God’s Hygiene is truly blessed to help be a blessing to others.
One day two buses pulled up at the Douglas Center. The first one said they were with Eden Counseling Center–a rehabilitation center for addicts. “We all want Clean Start Baskets!” They were told those are only for a special program. Then they got blankets, socks, and all kinds of product. God’s Hygiene is set up to serve individuals and families.
The 2nd bus was from a church with 22 senior citizens. “We heard we could get hygiene here.” The Center Manager opened the Help Center for them and served them to get much needed dignity items.
Trina Oates is a long time friend of Tammy. Back in 2005, after being believed from drugs, alcohol and a very bad lifestyle. I got cleaned up as I attended church where I was able to recondition my mind in the Word of God. God put in my spirit that I would be ministering to the lost. So as I continued to grow and became active in the church. God commissioned me to go back to the streets he delivered me from. This was a personal assignment from God. This took place in 2009 until 2017. I stopped going for a year, but God has told me to return this year so I will. There are a faithful few I still have serving with me. My husband, who feeds their natural man while I feed their spiritual man, then there’s my Mother who helps with food and various other things, my sisters and other volunteers when able. The name of the outreach has changed, it’s now called “UNITY” we are one with Christ so that no one has to stand alone. We will be going to various neighborhoods, to feed and share the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We share God’s love by breaking bread with them. We will be grilling hamburgers and turkey hotdogs because it’s healthier. (No pork), we also serve chips with the variety packs, water and juice ( no pop), we talk with them, pray with them and give away whatever we have gathered in preparation for the day. it may be clothes, household items, etc.. God’s Hygiene has donated 28 Bibles. Because we do this out of our own pockets, we welcome any help possible. We will be reaching out to three neighborhoods in the next four months. May – August. Our first outing is Livingston Ave and James area May 11 and hopefully Windsor Terrace Recreation Center May 18. Other dates will be given soon. I believe that God is going to do great things in the hearts of his people. Many are hurting and in need of lasting hope which is only found in Jesus. Please pray for us and the people we will serve. Thanks in advance. God bless Trina.