BASKETS, BASKETS, BASKETS
This month we built baskets for 3 different organizations. Tammy and Julia Jewell built 3 baskets for Suicide Prevention for an American Legion event. Thank you to Kathryn Farrar and her grandchildren, who are God's youngest Hygiene Helpers! for creating four baskets for Kindway/Embark. We participated in our first fundraiser on September 12 and we donated baskets for the Thrivent Mystery Dinner/Silent Auction. Tammy packed an OSU Tailgate Basket which included breakfast at Denny's, Late Night Slice pizza, Noodles, OSU ice bucket, and so much more. Thank you to Board Member Terry Starr for creating a second "Personal Comfort" basket to donate to the Thrivent Silent Auction. Moo Moo Car Wash donated a third basket on our behalf which received the most bids!
Thank you to our team of supporters and donors who attended and bid on the Silent Auction items. It was such a fun evening. Photos have been posted on our Facebook page. Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in. Galatians 6:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Crystal Anderson has been sick off and on, in and out of the hospital. On September 6 she wanted to be sure as a believer and accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior! Thank. you to Jim Andracki who serves on our Advisory Board for being there for Crystal, bringing her food and helping lead her to Christ.
Remember that Christ, the Living Water, can strengthen you, cleanse you, awaken you to hope again (John 7:38).
God's Hygiene received a phone call asking for our help. Tammy told her she can visit either Barack or Douglas Community Center to pick up 4 to 6 items. "No, I can't come. I'm stuck in my house. I'm so scared." Tammy replied, "That's why you're calling me. I also suffered from anxiety. So you're going to open your curtains and get out. Jesus will be there with you."
ROTARY CLUB HELPS COMO
God's Hygiene heard about the graduates of CATCH Court having a make over day at Wild Honeybee Salon and Boutique. Tammy packed up a dozen blue Blessing Bags for them. The women felt so blessed getting their hair styled, makeup done and were also so appreciative to receive the basic hygiene.
MORE COMMUNITY HELP CENTERS
God's Hygiene Help Center is open Tuesday - Friday from 12 - 3 pm at the Douglas Community Center, 1250 Windsor and Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12 -3 pm at the Barack Community Center, 580 Woodrow Ave.
Manney Clark, Douglas Center Manager says, "I don't know how we functioned without you. Seniors are struggling." The Columbus Police liaison for South Linden makes wellness checks to community members and delivers needed adult diapers, clothes and whatever else is needed.
My name is Mario Dovell and I had the privilege of meeting Ms. Tammy this past Thursday. We discussed the possibility of starting a hygiene pick up location at W.H Adams Community Center (Krumm Park 43219. I would love to open up and provide a social service for my community. I work in a socially and economically challenged area and I think my community would benefit from this opportunity. Mario Dovell, Center Manager.
We first sent the manager an email with a link to our website for their volunteers to complete a simple application and background check. But on September 16 at our Board meeting, we realized we need to organize. We are a very small organization.Tammy of course wants to help serve everyone in need. But she is just one person who happens to also be disabled.
Before we can commit to any new projects, we need to develop a business plan, find an Executive Director and obtain corporate sponsorship. Perhaps you may know of someone in the Linden community who shares a passion for giving dignity back. We are building partnerships so as we grow those centers can grow with us.
Is there a church which works with your Center which may help?
We need several reliable volunteers who will stock, organize, inventory and get training before we can commit to another community center. So please have your potential volunteers complete the application. Also you need to show our Board members the storage room and if stock will be securely locked up.
Thank you for completing your application but we need someone(s) available in the Help Center 12 - 3 pm Tuesday - Friday. We assume as the Center Manager, you have lots of other responsibilities.
Please go to our volunteer page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping shop and stock hygiene.
Thank you UALC for donating 160 former sanctuary Bibles to God's Hygiene Help Center. Pastor Andy Shank with SEEDnet plants churches around the Columbus area. He was so happy to receive a box of these Bibles to place in the new churches.
Suffering for Doing Good. Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8 NIV
The Lord God is my strength [my source of courage, my invincible army]; He has made my feet [steady and sure] like hinds’ feet And makes me walk [forward with spiritual confidence] on my high places [of challenge and responsibility].Habakkuk 3:19 Amplified Bible (AMP)