Almost Home Camping Program
We run an innovative camping program whereby we place qualified people who sleep on the streets into county campgrounds. Camping everynight is expensive. The top expenses are the camping fees, then gas for our passenger van, then camping supplies (batteries for flashlights and lanterns, propane, etc.).
Our operations budget is tight and we need help funding this program. We will use all donations to pay for the aforementioned expenses. Your donation is tax-deductable and you will receive a receipt. Our goal of $21,000 will carry us through the end of June 2017.
We need help now as we pick-up our clients each morning to bring them into town. Some of them have jobs, some have medical appointments, and all need to take care of other personal things. We take them back each night. The daily camping fees and gas for the van require a lot of debit card swipes and check writing.
We believe we are called to provide shelter to the wanderers. As of today, we have about a dozen people sleeping in a safe, legal, and sanitary place. Each one of them has plans and dreams of a permanent place to live. The attached picture shows Sam and Melissa. They dream of living in a tiny home as part of a village we are working on to create. This will take time. Sam and Melissa and the others volunteer many hours at our center. They are truly grateful for all that we do for them.
We will be so grateful for your support. Even a small amount of $30 will pay for one campsite for one day. Think about how blessed you are to have a bed and a home. We believe that we are making a difference in these lives. Please consider being a part of this amazing program.
Hi John, thank you for sharing your concerns. All of the campers have a case management plan and commit to making progress and participating in the center. The majority of campers have made good use of the resource. Occasionally an individual must be removed from the program for non-compliance.
I have been hearing about some of these people drinking, using drugs, often having warrants while in these campsites where families take their kids. Are there stipulations that ensure these people are there for help and not just to use the site for a party? There should be something in place to ensure these folks using the service are not abusing it .