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.
A basket was also given to a woman and her 17 year old son who are starting over. With God's love and donations we have received, we could help her with blankets, dishes, pan, and towels.
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. Thanks for helping us share God's love with others!
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.
Manney has a friend and colleague who recently emailed us. "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."
Tammy learned that there are over a dozen teens at the Adams Center overwhelmed with hygiene concerns. Mario doesn't want them to feel embarrassed, ashamed or as an outcast at school or at the after school program. Tammy agrees to helping them since these teens live in the same neighborhood just a mile away. So until a Help Center is opened at Adams, Mario has been picking up laundry detergent and bleach so the the students can wash their school clothes. He also gets them deodorant and feminine pads.
We also sent the manager an email with a link to our website for their volunteers to complete a simple application and background check.
Whenever Tammy goes to Douglas Center to deliver more stock, they insist on helping unload the items. "We don't know how we managed before without God's Hygiene Help Center!" Douglas has also secured our closet, added more shelving and removed all sports equipment. So now we can store Purses of Love, coats and more items. Thank you Manney!
Word keeps getting around about God's Hygiene Help Center. At a recent staff meeting, all the community center managers raised their hands that they also want a Help Center in their center! We need to pray what God's plan is for us!
On September 16 at our GHHC Advisory 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.
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.
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 numbers in need we serve is growing every day. Tammy says, "I don't know how we did without all these products. God is our Father. He does provide all of our needs. If only more people knew how God could change their lives. We are telling everyone who receives hygiene where the help really comes from. It all really came from above with all His love--God."
GHHC is still serving clients from Edens Counseling and Esther Street Sisters which has two sober houses with 20 Blessing Bags, 12 bleaches, and 12 laundry detergents.
Tammy has been working with Columbus Officer Zacher with both the young and the seniors. They have been teaching young moms about their neighborhood resources and car seats. Thank you to Dale Cory and the Bed Brigade where we can refer those who need a bed.
We have put 200 deodorants, 400 pads and 100 tampons in Linden McKinley STEM Academy. GHHC is now serving 6 schools as of this month, including one in Hilliard.
This ministry is from GOD and belongs to God Himself. He knows our need and hears the cries for help. Thank you for your support of this Help Center!
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)