Thursday, August 13, 2015

Helping homeless teenagers at Hope 4 Youth

This past Monday I had the privilege of joining Pam Van Meter and Jolene Altrichter from Chain of Lakes Church dropping off 14 Survival Bags at Hope 4 Youth in Anoka.  A survival bag is like a soft carry-on piece of luggage that has items that homeless teenagers will use as they sleep outside this summer.  Pam and Jolene and others from our new church’s Outreach team have worked the past two months to encourage folks to contribute to these Survival Bags.

I’m just amazed that our new congregation, and with some help from folks from Valley Presbyterian, were able to collect materials for 14 Survival Bags.  Each bag costs about $150 to put together. 

The folks at Hope4Youth were practically in tears when we dropped off the bags.  They had run out and didn’t know what they were going to do when a teen needed help.  Words can’t adequately share the impact all of your donations have made to homeless teenagers in Anoka County. 

Very proud to be part of a faith community who so generously shares with those who need help!  Yay, God!