By: BRIAN SCHINDLER
Imagine you’re cleared from an accident that sent you to the hospital – but you have nowhere to go home to. Do you go back on the streets? You have no money to pay the hospital bill, and nowhere safe to recover. Now imagine your prayers answered – Samaritan House is there.
Samaritan House opened its doors in 2005. A brand new 2012 Elevation Church outreach partner, it is a HOME where homeLESS neighbors can safely recover following a hospital stay. Since it opened, Samaritan House has given recuperative care for 650 people, and each one is a life that is forever changed by your generosity.
“You don’t need any special skills to volunteer here,” says Steve Kamenski, the new volunteer liaison for Samaritan House. “Just bring a positive and healing attitude.” Anyone can stop by at anytime to volunteer to make meals, play games, watch movies, or engage in fellowship.
The needs of Samaritan House are ongoing. “Some of their guests may arrive with only the clothes on their back,” Steve explained. “Samaritan House is in need of men’s and women’s shirts, under garments, and socks of all sizes.” Besides clothing, Samaritan House can always use items like paper dinnerware, bath tissue, paper towels. Other tasks might include yard work and minor repairs.
There are a few volunteer openings left to serve at Samaritan House tonight – Or, join Elevation Outreach on a Wednesday in July and get to know our friends at Samaritan House. Click here to register and be blessed!