Go-Ops | April 2018

BAY AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Bay Area Habitat for Humanity is building homes in LaPorte, Texas City and now Galveston! If you would like to help a homeowner build their home (they spend 300 hours helping other volunteers), please join us in building communities and showing God’s love with our hands and feet. No experience or special skill is required, and we will provide any tools needed. We are also doing critical home repairs for victims of Hurricane Harvey, bring your small group and come serve with us!
The Bay Area Habitat for Humanity Restore needs your donations! The Restore accepts furniture, appliances, household goods, anything you want to donate! They will pick up donations as well. If you remodel your home, the Restore can take cabinets, light fixtures, bathroom fixtures, etc. To call for pick-up, call 281.332.1118 or visit http://www.bahfh.org/restore. You and your small group can also volunteer in the store to help customers and stock shelves.

Contact Person: Erin Boyd
Email: erinboyd73@yahoo.com 
Phone Number: (281) 615-5134


BE THE LIGHT

Be The Light will be doing life skill classes at the long term detention center in Galveston. We need someone willing take one Saturday morning a month to help with presentation, sign in sheets and snacks. Security clearance required with Galveston County. Biblical Life skill topics include-Change your thinking, Change your Life/Human Trafficking 101/What Mask are you wearing-how to find your identity/Journaling your Life.

Contact Person: Tanya McAllister
FB: http://www.facebook.com/bethelightccc
Phone Number: 832-771-4549 
Email: bethelight@clearcreek.org


GALVESTON STREET MINISTRY

Galveston Street Ministry offers time of praise & worship, a brief message, and a call to accept Jesus along with a hot breakfast and medical care to needy people at the corner of 20th and Winnie. Everyone comes expecting food, prayer and an encouraging message from the Lord.
There are many serving opportunities available so everyone can find some way to minister to the 200 indigent served every Saturday morning. Serving can include walking with individuals in the food lines, passing out drinks to those waiting in line for food or medical services, or visiting and praying with the people who show up.
If a small group wants to provide food, clothes, or other items (bibles, sanitary items, etc.) they are free to do so. All that needs to happen is the group arrive no later than 7:45 AM with a table to place their items on, put up the table at an open space around the perimeter of the parking lot, and wait until AFTER the service to begin distributing. People will gather around the table as soon as you begin setting up to see what you all have, but it is imperative that nothing we do take away from each Saturday’s worship and message. Once the message is finished, distribution can begin.
Items to bring: bibles, small bags of snacks, bottles of water, men’s shaving kits, toothbrush kits, seasonal clothes/jackets, new or gently used clothes (including socks, new men’s & women’s underwear), hats, blankets, individual sized sunscreen, hand sanitizer, dog food, women’s hygiene products, shoes—this is not an exhaustive list so feel free to add on.

Contact Person:  Alexandra Newport
Email: a.lily.newport@gmail.com
Phone Number: (713) 553-5460


GOOD NEIGHBORS

Good Neighbors is in need of small groups to serve along side us in the community at Rancho del Rey. Come be the hands and feet of Christ with us. First and third Saturdays from 10:30 to noon, we deliver groceries, clothing, household goods, breakfast, the Gospel and friendship to under resourced families right here in our back yard. We share coffee, juice, pastries, children’s ministry and prayer time with our neighbors who may be struggling outside the margin. Email or call for more information, or to sign your group up for a serve day.

Contact Person: Leanne Sweeney  
Email: sweeney.leanne@yahoo.com
Phone Number: (281) 948-2119


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

Tbjp is in need for volunteers at the shelters in April. There are three dates: April 15th at Santa Maria Hostel, April 20th at Boys and Girls Harbor, and April 28th at Kidz Harbor. If interested there is a background check to be completed.

Awaiting for a firm date but there will be a Bingo fundraiser at Pizza Fire this will be a once a month serving opportunity. It will be on a Sunday afternoon. Family friendly.

There are needs for pillows. Each Birthday child is given a pillow along with their present. We have seamstress volunteers that personalize pillows with their names. This has become very special. Walmart has pillows for under $2.00. A collections of just pillows would be wonderful.

Besides just serving needs at Birthday parties for tbjp there are also needs of items. We are in need in a lot of black poster board for upcoming parties

Contact Person: Sheila Thornton-Wright  Email
Email: shethorntonwright@hotmail.com
Phone Number: (832) 904-4578


THE MERCY TREE

Individuals, families, or small groups can volunteer to provide a meal at the Mercy Tree on any “OPEN” date. Planning ahead is necessary because dates quickly fill up, often months in advance. “OPEN” dates can be found on the website (www.themercytree.org) by clicking on the volunteer tab and scrolling through the calendar. When you click on the date, the time and location will appear. Email (volunteer@themercytree.org) to let the Mercy Tree know the “OPEN” date that you would like to sign up for.
Please cook or purchase a simple meal, and provide cold drinks for 20 to 25 individuals. Use disposable food containers and include paper plates, napkins, and plastic ware.
Thank you for considering the Mercy Tree as a Go Local Opportunity and for blessing our clients with a meal.

Contact Person: Richard Guidetti
Email: rguidetti@att.net
Phone Number: (832) 465-8834


 

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