Randy Sams' Outreach Shelter

The Randy Sams' Outreach Shelter, Inc., a 501 c(3) organization, was developed as a product of a labor of love. Randy Sams was a local teenager who volunteered at the local Outreach Kitchen. In May 1993, Randy was tragically killed. In honor of their son, Randy's parents donated land and seed money to establish a shelter that would serve the Greater Texarkana community, hungry, poor, and homeless. The RSOS opened on January 6, 1996, and now averages between 80 and 85 guests per night. To date, the RSOS has transitioned over 800 clients to permanent housing from the RSOS and over 12,000 community clients have received utility assistance, rental assistance and food baskets.
Simply put, we are an emergency shelter designed to house the homeless and help them until their return to safe, stable, self-sustained community living. 
The services provided are vital. Each year hundreds of people recieve thousands of services. So far in 2014, more than 80 people have moved from the Shelter into permanent housing. 
We are rasing funds to help support our shelter operations. It costs an average of $20,000 per month to provide emergency shelter, food, showers, case manangement, transportaion and prescription assistance. Every dollar makes a difference in the lives of those seeking our services. A donation of $12.50 provides shelter and support services for a person for one night. $100 provides eight nights of shelter and support services. Your donation will change lives.
  • Julie and Sue Ellen Hall 
    • $5 
    • 56 mos
  • Julie and Sue Ellen Hall 
    • $5 
    • 57 mos
  • Julie and Sue Ellen Hall 
    • $5 
    • 58 mos
  • Julie and Sue Ellen Hall 
    • $5 
    • 60 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 61 mos
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Organizer

Jennifer Hawkins Laurent 
Organizer
Texarkana, TX
RANDY SAMS OUTREACH SHELTER 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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