So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.
* Christian Appalachian Project WINNER 2020
Christian Appalachian Project’s mission is building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christ’s love through service in Appalachia.
Our guiding principles are to:
•Promote the dignity and self-worth of individuals by promoting self-help.
•Practice and encourage good stewardship of and accountability for all of the resources entrusted to us.
•Foster individual growth among staff, volunteers, donors, and program participants.
•Live out and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ through all of our actions.
•Foster open, honest and effective communication both inside and outside the organization.
•Involve the Appalachian people at all social and economic levels in developing a solution to poverty.
(read more) http://www.christianapp.org
Connecting you to the child in need. In every community, there are children and families at a point of crisis, who need help. In those same communities, there are churches and people who care and want to take action. But what they need is a connection point. (read more) https://careportal.org
* Howdy Homemade
We're all about two things: amazing ice cream and even better people. We hope to change the way the world looks at everyone.
Howdy Homemade was founded on a steel conviction that the restaurant industry is about people first, then food. It's a belief that has stood the test of time—almost two decades—and helped open 13 restaurants. In an industry marred by tremendous turnover, Tom still works with his first hire, Manuel Ramirez.
Howdy Homemade was born out of a vision to see, and realize, the potential of everyone. A special thanks to Gene Stallings' book, Another Season, and Proverbs, for igniting this passion.
Tom and Manuel have worked with numerous special needs organizations to hire, train, and employ people with Down syndrome and autism. Every aspect of Howdy Homemade encompasses the special needs of the huge under-employed segment of our population with one goal: To change the way businesses hire people with special needs. Today in North Texas alone, there are over 240,000 special needs adults looking for work! (read more) https://howdyhomemade.com
* Open House Ministries
Open House Ministries is a family shelter. In 1985, a small group of individuals met for Bible study at Esther Short Park in Vancouver, Washington. During those meetings, the group became increasingly aware of the homeless population and was especially touched by the number of mothers they met who slept in cars with their children. They soon began providing food and clothing to those they met and set out to explore the deeper needs of the homeless population.
The most frequent requests the group received was for diapers and food for the children. According to Joanne Kendall, one of Open House Ministries’ founders, many of the people they spoke to said if they could just settle down long enough warm, fed and clothed, they could get their thoughts together work on a plan to solve their homelessness.
Open House Ministries was incorporated in 1986. The original shelter building opened its doors in a large leased boarding house that stood on what is now our parking lot. The boarding house provided 10 rooms for up to 25 people. (read more) https://www.sheltered.org
* The True Brew Coffee Shop
We are operating through the True ‘Brew Coffee Shop in Ava, Missouri. Staffed 100% by volunteers, proceeds through sales at the True Brew Coffee Shop will will be used to provide meals for those (especially children) in need.
The downstairs portion is used as a collection and distribution center for children’s clothing and other necessities. No charge!
In Douglas County Missouri, 35% of children are living in poverty. 27% of Douglas County children have food insecurity, which is more than twice the national average (source: Missouri KidsCount). The True ‘Brew Coffee shop offers the same menu items offered under previous ownership, with some new menu items added, such as a full breakfast menu.
Because we are staffed by volunteers, servers don’t take tips but you will have the option to purchase a meal ticket for a child, based on the premium menu items. Children will then be given the premium meals through the meal ticket system. ( read more) http://www.givingandsharing.org
* Hollow Rock Camp, Ohio
Hollow Rock is people, all kinds and conditions of people. The young, the old, the weak, the strong, the deeply spiritual, the shallow surface kind, the sinner, the saint. Some would want it to be all-saint: but oh, how we long to see the hungry, thirsty the sin-shackled soul, the burdened heart, coming to seek and find Him, "The mighty to save," at Hollow Rock. While Hollow Rock is certainly no resort where the world come to seek pleasure. Neither is it an exclusive club, where the spiritually elite may sit about comparing themselves with themselves. May it be an open door for all who will, to come and find whatever the heart may need. Let them come, all of them. God give us people at Hollow Rock. ~Paul Brooks, Hollow Rock President, 1959-1977
A Special Place
Hollow Rock's roots are in the early 19th-century Wesleyan Holiness tradition, camp meeting movement. Believers have met on these grounds since 1818, when Ohio was the American frontier. (read more) https://www.hollowrock.org