Saturday, February 24, 2024

Beacon Minute 2/24/24


Beacon Minute

On Saturday, March 2, 2024, friends of our shelter will be putting on the largest event we've done in a very long time. This event was the brainchild of myself and Anita Dearhamer, to help out our friend Cindy Pohlman while she was the Director. Without Anita's help, none of this would be possible. Thankfully, so many others have stepped up to the plate to help us as well. I will formally thank everyone after the event, along with sponsors and donors. I have been helping too, but since starting as the Director I have had so many things to get going again. 

As I have mentioned before, I have now moved people into hotels, into our shelters, and most notably we've had four families move into housing. One family didn't need as much for household items, but the other three did. That means we had three dining room tables and chairs, three couches, three plus rocking chairs, three microwaves, three houses with multiple beds and bedding, and the list goes on, go to new homes. 

All of this is made possible by the generous donations of your used goods, financial support, and Amazon purchases for our shelter houses and our families. THANK YOU! 

YES! We are taking donations. At the end of 2023 we were not, but my moto is, I'll take what you are willing to give and put it to good use. We have families in need, and we can help them with your donations. A few days ago, we actually used our last donated twin bed and frame, and a week ago we used our last couch and tables. Thankfully, a few of you have offered tables! And we had a blessing of a call that offered us many items, including 6 twin mattresses with box springs and frames. Thank you for answering the call of my requests, AND thank you for calling or messaging even when you're not sure if we need or will take what you have. (And if I missed your calls or forgot about you, I am truly sorry! Just know that I have taken so many calls and messages, and it certainly is almost a job by itself to take the donations!)

I really hope you can come out to our event next Saturday. It should be a lot of fun with good music, lots of soup choices-and you can try them all-delicious deserts, charcuterie boards, great art to bid on, many baskets and items to win by raffle, and a 50/50 raffle. You can see many items that will be raffled at the event link. More items will be coming. If you bring a specific item from Amazon or Walmart, you can get extra tickets to the raffle items. See the post on our event page about which items to bring.  

Come on out to Tee Away Golf & Events. The event runs from 4-8pm. Meal starts right away, live auction of art starts at 6pm, and drawing for baskets & items starts at 7:30pm. 

Here is the link to our Amazon Wishlist:                                                            

Please enjoy this beautiful song. This is why I am here doing what I am doing. Every one of us is light. We are also not all the things that can hold us back. Clients of the shelters are often at various stages of trauma. Self-sufficiency is a process, especially when facing mental and physical issues, often along with addictions or other self-harming or self-sabotaging behaviors. But with your support, encouragement, gifts, donations, etc. we are able to offer our clients hope and the belief that they too, are LIGHT- they are not the mistakes they made, or what their family did, or the brokenness inside. THEY ARE DIVINITY DEFINED! 

It is the truth of who we ALL are! May we all be a blessing to one another! 💚💜💛💙

Erin Webster, Executive Director

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