SHEPHERD'S OFFICE HOMELESS AND HUNGRY RESOURCE CENTER SEEKS SUPPORT THROUGH "DO MORE 24 DELAWARE"
Mission to Help the Homeless, Hungry and Lonely
During 24-Hours of Giving to Nonprofits, March 5th-6th, 2020
Georgetown, DE …The Shepherd’s Office, a faith-based drop-in resource center for the homeless, hungry or lonely, is participating in "Do More 24 Delaware”, a state-wide 24-hour day fundraising blitz for non-profits beginning at 6 PM on March 5, 2020, concluding at 6 PM on March 6, 2020. "Do More 24 Delaware” is sponsored by United Way of Delaware and Spur Impact Association, and features a number of community supporters awarding valuable prizes, including matching funds and free media marketing for those receiving the most individual donations.
The Shepherd's Office in Georgetown provides a supportive free resource center in a faith-based environment for the homeless, recovering alcoholics and addicts, as well as the unemployed, hungry and the lonely.
Director Jim Martin says the mission center relies on individual donations instead of local or state grants and hopes to win “Do More 24 DE” prizes throughout the 24 hours by encouraging people with a heart for the less fortunate to donate any amount during this 24 hour contest.
"We are so grateful to the many volunteers and small donors, who have helped us to serve the neediest in our community. We believe the people of Sussex County are among the most caring individuals in the state, and are willing to help make a difference when provided the opportunity. We’re asking all who feel led to help, consider a gift in any amount, even as small as $5, to help us reach our goals of winning one or two of this event’s prizes during the 24 hour contest or even win the biggest prize of all for most individual donations!"
The Shepherd’s Office offers free bread daily, home cooked meals, relief from extreme cold or heat, a cell phone charging area, a bathroom, a sitting area, support groups, bible studies and various activities each week. In addition to drop in hours, regularly scheduled events are held throughout the week.
Monday: Shepherd's Helpers from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM for those seeking resources or just in need of friendship. We also have a FREE LUNCH for the homeless, hungry or lonely!
Tuesdays: Spanish and English Free Dinner and Bible Study from 5 PM until 8:30 PM
Wednesdays: Dinner from 4 PM to 6 PM and Dual Recovery Anonymous (Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health) from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursdays: Free lunch from 11:00 AM until 1 PM
Friday: Bible study night from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM with snacks, message, bible study and fellowship
Martin says, "The Shepherd’s Office provides volunteer and peer support, which is extremely important to those with a mental health disorder and/or addictions, or are down on their luck for any number of reasons, as they re-engage in the community to become productive members of society. We focus on the basics first - food and shelter - and then we dig in to the more complicated situations like finding permanent housing, becoming job ready, job searches, hiring and job retention, and we provide crisis intervention for individuals and families, by soliciting help from the community.”
Martin says that live streaming individual stories and needs on Facebook live, as well as word of mouth and a supportive local media has helped meet many unique essentials, but basic funding remains critical, and hopes people will choose to help the Shepherd’s Office win prizes through "Do More 24 Delaware" using this direct "donate link" specifically for Shepherd's Office:
The Shepherd’s Office, a faith-based resource center for the homeless, hungry and those in crisis, asks for your support during Do More 24 Delaware; a state-wide, 24-hour non-profit fundraising drive organized and developed by United Way and Spur Impact Association. Please visit: https://www.domore24delaware.org/fundraisers/do-more-for-the-homeless-hungry-or-lonely
Martin says, hundreds of people have been helped get back on their feet, helped through the cold, heat or during times of personal or family crisis, with dozens returning to volunteer to help others since the mission center began in 2014.
To help the Shepherd’s Office help the homeless, hungry and neediest throughout Sussex County, please visit Do More 24 Delaware today to sign up for a reminder to visit online between March 5th and 6th.
For more information about the Shepherds Office, to volunteer or donate now, or if you are in need of assistance contact the Shepherd’s Office at (302) 856-9395 or email Jim Martin at Jimmymartin767@gmail.com