We partnered with Lazarus to host their annual Health Day event! Healthcare professionals, barbers, and volunteers were gathered to help provide our community physical and spiritual healing. Our trusty Shower Trailer was there to serve those in need of a relaxing shower and any laundry they needed done. Activities and games kept the event lively as families were able to play together and pick up any books they wanted to take home. We dare say the Health Day was a success and hope to help again next year.
Mr. Darin Johnson’s family had reported him missing in Georgia because he was part of a drug recovery program in Lagrange Georgia. Mr. Johnson left the program and stop taking his bipolar medications and found himself homeless on the steps of North Avenue Presbyterian Church. Gene our chief engineer had a conversation with Darin which led to him being able to connect with Darin’s brother who sent him a ticket back home to Washington D.C. and then Gene led him to the ministry and we got him clean clothes, traveling snacks and a few dollars for the trip.
On September 17, 2020 we put Darin on the bus heading home. On September 18, 2020 we called his mother and she confirmed he made it home safe.
Praise God. (Matt 25:40) ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ –
Access to clean showers is something that was needed immediately in the homeless community. With our 2 stall shower trailer, we are capable of providing 100 showers per week. We have also installed a washer and dryer allowing those we serve to keep their clothes clean and dry. In addition to these services, we will have clothing, hygiene kits and towels to offer for those using the showers.
You can click the button below to visit our Facebook page and watch a short video about how the shower trailer is restoring dignity to the homeless community.