Mission for the Homeless is a non-profit organization in Oakland, CA comprised of a single, passionate, homeless pastor named Vincent Pannizzo, and a few volunteers. Vincent has been living on the streets of Oakland for over 20 years - caring for the homeless population, some of them living in unfathomable conditions.
These are the people who have been widowed and orphaned by society - there is no safety net, no resources, with most people walking past them on the streets, day in and day out.
Mission for the Homeless' mission is to be strong for those without strength, to love unconditionally, and without judgement, and to provide care for those in need with food, clothes, shelter, and medical care.
Mission for the Homeless, led by Pastor Vincent Pannizzo feed 100s of people every day, and have taken 100s off the street and into homes and shelters over the past 20 years. Contributing to Mission for the Homeless is the best way to make a direct impact on people's lives. Every dollar goes directly to those in need.
Funds that are raised will be used for food, water, clothing, blankets, shelter, gasoline, transportation, doctor visits and prescribed medication copays, wheel chairs, miscellaneous supplies needed to deliver food, and so much more. We visit the homeless daily and nightly, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We also provide a monthly sermon at Lafayette square park in Oakland California to which the needy can come and get a hot meal, and be encouraged.
All of our volunteers financially support the mission from their own pockets. Our goal is to raise these funds as fast as humanly possible because our organization is in a state of emergency due to new policies in San Francisco, which have resulted in a displacement of it's homeless populatIon. These refugees have wound up in the east bay creating an exponential rise in the number of homeless people in Oakland, and our small organization simply can not keep up.
If we can meet our fundraising goal, it will mean enough care to get us through another quarter. The gratitude in our hearts as volunteers is inexplicable through words, and the donations received will be so encouraging to us, as it will be indicative of love in the hearts of many.
Please visit our website at:http://missionforthehomeless.org/Home_Page.html