Helping U.S. homeless this winter

By December 26, 2007

USA (MNN) — Pre-winter storms hit America's midsection last
week. And hardest hit were those who were already homeless. 

Aside from shelter and food, they often don't have much
protection from the elements when outdoors. Here's Life Inner City is teaming with inner-city churches to help
deliver more than 7200 Homeless Care Kits. 

These Kits contain
blankets, warm gloves, a hat and scarf, socks, toiletries and there will
be some type of Christian outreach material included, which may vary from a
tract to a Bible to a Four Spiritual Laws booklet. 

They're designed not only to meet the immediate physical
needs of the poor but also to connect them with the hands and feet of Christ.

"The Homeless Care Kits are
hand-delivered by people in the community who can offer hope and
encouragement," said
Ted Gandy, national director of Here's Life Inner City. "When you have nothing, hope is a precious
commodity."

It's likely there will be more need for them this year. A federal government study shows that nearly
three-quarters of a million people sought shelter in a recent single
three-month period — one-third of them families with children.

This project is part of a strategic effort to reach people
for Christ, to build them in their faith, and to equip and send them to reach
others. At $33 a kit, it's not a large price to pay for hope. Click here if you can help.

 

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