Each February, The Family Radio (91.9 FM) organizes a community-wide collection of hygiene supplies to help emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters, school districts and other crisis agencies. And Christ The Rock is so grateful to be part of this effort — and all of us together are providing basic items like shampoo, laundry detergent, diapers, toothbrushes, and more to people experiencing homelessness in the Fox Valley.
And you showed up, CTR! Each week, you filled the cardboard bins, and the table in the lobby overflowed onto the floor. Over and above your tithing and usual generosity, you helped provide items that crisis agencies often lack the budget to purchase.
Here’s one story from last year about the impact your giving has for our Fox Valley neighbors who are in a housing crisis:
After losing her job due to COVID, she’d been sick for a month and was still suffering acute sinus pain and hearing loss. Her eyes lit up when she saw the laundry detergent, saying “Thank you! I’ve been using dish soap to clean our clothes since I haven’t been able afford laundry soap.” She also was thrilled to get deodorant for herself and her teen daughter because they’d been scraping the inside of their tube to make it last. In spite of her poor health, she’ll start a new job this week, “Because it’s what I have to do.” – June Sawall, The Salvation Army
Thank you for loving people in Jesus’ name right here in our community.