Recently I met with Pastor Wayne of the Salt Lake City Mission and his wife, Monica to see if we could set up some online campaigns for them to get some, much needed, donations to help fund their services. During our meeting they shared with me a few statistics and a few stuck out. Pastor Wayne stated that homeless school children have risen 67% since last year. Did you know that? I also remember him saying that there are over 4000 homeless people in Salt Lake and in the winter they only have room for 1500. Did you know that? Pastor Wayne also stated that the shelters put the homeless back out of the street every morning at 7:00 am and they are forced, women, men, children, to roam the street all day with all of their belongings. It's heart breaking.
A few weeks ago my friend Margaux did a blanket drive in her neighborhood and I was fortunate enough to be able to help her drop off the blankets. You never really understand what their lives are like until you are handing out blankets to people who have nothing. So, with that being said...I NEED YOUR HELP! Winter is just around the corner and I am sure that you have extra blankets, coats, shoes, boots, backpacks that you can donate. Right? Please go through your closets and see what you can come up with!
The Salt Lake City Mission needs money, blankets, SLEEPING BAGs, winter clothing, boots, coats, gloves, hygiene kits, backpacks and they really need your help.
You can drop your donations off at my office for the entire month of October :
1100 East 6600 South, Suite 120
Murray, Utah 84121
If you cannot make it to Murray but want to donate, let me know and I will arrange to come to you. You can reach me at: 801-673-2934
If you do not have blankets and such but want to donate anyway, you can go here and donate, every penny helps!
Let's do this...ready, set, go!