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WE CARE for Homeless & Elderly

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Raised by 1 person in 7 months
During the past seven years of our outreach, Reflections of Grace Outreach Ministries, Inc.  ( www.reflectionsofgraceoutreachministries.org) have had the opportunity to reach out and provide essential hygiene items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, clean socks, washcloths, deodorant, soap, lotion and shampoo to the homeless and elderly as we give words of encouragement and hope in their current situation.

This is an ongoing effort to spread love and smiles to the people we've met. God bless everyone who have supported us in showing "WE CARE."  In 2018, we want to exceed this total and expand our area of focus to other cities and communities; but we need your help. 

In 2017; the nation is experiencing an increase in our homeless population and many of them are now veterans, families and individuals with mental illness. 

This is not only a federal problem-it’s everybody’s problem. 

We desperately need you help in providing more essential items and one day have a shelter for all people who need help. We want to provide food (hot and cold meals), clothing,  phone service, counseling, showers, and a bed for the growing homeless individuals. We are 100% committed to ending elderly and homeless neglect in our city and surrounding communities. Economist have said that many american are just a paycheck away from homelessness or hunger; but, we want to establish a process for help and assistance that will last for generations to come. 

We are asking, in humility, for whatever you are willing to give to this humanitarian cause.

Many of the homeless did not expect to be in their situation and are more than willing to find a solution to end their cycle of homelessness but they need help. The disabled and persons suffering from mental illness, they need our empathy and support to find the right facility to help. Will you be that support and help?

Partner with us as we continue to show them that there is hope, and WE CARE. 

We would love to hear from you!   For more about us and our mission; visit our website at: www.reflectionsofgraceoutreachministries.org & www.aheartforthepeople.org 

WE CARE.
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Hello Everyone,

I was watching the news and in Anaheim, CA; there was a news cast and report that homeless people are being displaced and moved from a location and there's no alternate plan or process in place to help them. I understand that they are literally squatting on the sidewalks or public walkways, but, wouldn't it be great to have a specific place and area for them to go? a place for food, shelter, medical, and empowerment when other shelter are full or closed during that time? We can HELP. Consider donating to our cause.

https://patch.com/california/newportbeach/homeless-will-be-moved-anaheim-encampments-city-says

Homeless Will Be Moved From Anaheim Encampments, City Says

With 1,000 forced to relocate, advocates wonder at lack of shelter/permanent housing to lodge all the riverbed homeless. Where will they go?

By Ashley Ludwig, Patch Staff | Jan 5, 2018 2:47 pm ET

Homeless Will Be Moved From Anaheim Encampments, City Says

ANAHEIM, CA — It's impossible to ignore the tents, lean-tos, the faces of the homeless population of Anaheim's Santa Ana Riverbed community, a place not designed for human habitation. By the end of January, Orange County officials plan to clear the county's largest homeless encampment, a tent city along the Santa Ana River in Anaheim and Orange where several hundred people now live and sleep, it was reported Friday.

Anaheim City Council members Kris Murray and Tom Tait and Orange Councilman Mike Alvarez say they are aware of the county's impending action, with Murray telling the Orange County Register that the move would come "within the next month or so." Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer later confirmed that the county will clear the encampment on Jan. 22, according to the newspaper.

County spokeswoman Carrie Braun, who wouldn't confirm the timing of the encampment removal, said the county needs to close the area for an "environmental remediation project" and because the flood control channel wasn't safe for human habitation, the Register reported. Spitzer said the county would attempt to link the displaced people with shelter.

The county will post notices on Tuesday along the riverbed warning homeless people that they soon will have to relocate, Spitzer said.

Homeless advocates immediately denounced the county's plan as illegal and inhumane, saying it perpetuates a system that makes it a crime to be homeless and simply shuffles people from one location to another, according to the Register. They said there aren't enough shelter beds or permanent housing to lodge all the riverbed homeless and that the displacement will send upwards of 1,000 homeless people spilling into adjacent cities.

Homeless encampment near Anaheim Angels Stadium, Ashley Ludwig, Patch Staff Photo
The county's action will culminate its yearlong attempt to remove people living along the flood control channel -- a process that has incrementally shuttered other encampments along 30 miles of the Santa Ana River, concentrating people in a short stretch in Orange and Anaheim.
"We're not going to allow this to become Orange County's Skid Row, and that's the way it's operating now," Spitzer, whose district includes the large encampment, told the Register. This is the northern gateway to our county and it's not safe for habitation, especially during the anticipated rainy season.

Homeless people have been sleeping along the county's flood control channel for at least a decade, but the encampments there have grown substantially during the past two years, a period in which homelessness increased by 8 percent countywide. The encampments have riled local residents, cyclists and business owners, who claim the homeless camp increased property crime in the area. That has included persistent complaints from representatives of the Honda Center and Anaheim Angels, the Register reported.
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Thank you everyone who donated so far! with your help we have been able to prepare and distribute 100 care bags so far this year! Each package has a $10 gift card, $10 cash. Additionally, we are encountering more women with children seeking help. Will you consider giving? We are adding goods for children too. It warms our hearts to be able to help one person, or one family with the basic items like wash cloths, soap, chap stick, and food snacks.
We see you........and WE CARE.
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