THOR Ministry (Homeless Housing)

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Raised by 30 people in 32 months
Happy Wednesday family & friends. **Sorry for the length of this post but it's my heart!! As some of you know, my family formed a Non-Profit Corp a few months ago and it is called THOR Ministry (Transitional Housing Option Relief) We are buying travel trailers to put at RV/Trailer parks to house homeless families we meet that have kids. I will keep this post as short as possible! What we are doing is trying to get families (especially with children) that are homeless, into temporary housing. Homelessness is such an epidemic in the Bay Area and we know we cannot help everyone but we are being faithful to an area God put on our hearts. Most people on the street DO NOT want to live this way but there are many different reasons why they became homeless. Loss of job, rent increases, abusive relationships...We've met people that are completely on the streets, some live in their cars if they have one, and others hold up signs trying to get enough$$ to sleep in a motel one day at a time. We encourage them to get connected with the right organizations to get some kind of government assistance during this transition period. We have even connected them with companies hiring in their specific line of work experience. Our goal is to equip these families with hope and a place to call home within a temporary time frame where they can get on their feet, find jobs and eventually find an apartment or other permanent housing. I'm so excited to share that we are closing our first purchase and have a wonderful family ready to move in on Friday. This couple has 2 daughters 1 & 2.5 yrs old and have just fallen on hard times over and over again. God has been so faithful and has placed this desire in each of my family members hearts to reach people where they are, no matter the circumstance. Our next goal is to build a website for THOR which will have more details, pictures and videos, but for now since we have not set that up I would like to ask you to pray for our ministry. We need prayer warriors lifting up potential families, pray for affordable trailers to be found (the trailers we're looking at are from 6-9 yrs old and cost min.$10000) and last pray about our finances. Once we get a webpage we will have banking info where you can make donations directly to THOR's account but until then if you are able to make a donation now you can make a check out to THOR Ministry and mail it to our home: 1193 Matterhorn Dr. San Jose, CA 95132 The money we receive from donors goes to purchase more trailers, pay for Insurance, DMV fees and some supplies to put in the trailers since these families are coming in with only the clothes they have. All donations are tax deductible and we will send you a formal Statement in January for you to use at tax time grin emoticon Thank you all for your prayers and support, we are so excited to see God be glorified in all we do grin emoticon Casey Shears Greg Shears Chelsea Danielle Shears
 
 
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Hello friends. It's been a while since I've posted anything so here's an update on the Dillard's. Sally gave birth to another baby girl November 8, 2016 Arianna Mia Dillard both doing wonderful. In August, Richard started a full time job as a truck driver worth Amazon. He was driving in Oakland area for the first month and a half then got transferred to the San Jose warehouse. That was a blessing in itself. Now he's closer to home and family. Jessica and Daniella are growing like crazy and cute as ever and absolutely love their new baby sister. Having them over tonight for ribs and the fixings so happy to finally meet their newest addition. They've been in the trailer for over a year and with Richards new job he's working a lot of O/T and trying to get a place closer to San Jose!! God has blessed this family immensely and we continue to marvel at His love and protection over and over.
Richard on the job at Amazon
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Hope all of our family and friends had a most blessed Christmas celebration and are ready to ring in 2016!! As we approach the end of another year I am once again reminded of the many blessings my family have received. Family, friends, job, house, health...and many more blessings that I hold dear to my heart but with that very same heart I am burdened for the homeless especially as El Nino approaches our great state of California. On Christmas day my family (Greg, Chelsea, Casey, Colleen and myself) went out with Richard Dillard & Sally Eredia, (and a large group from their family/friends) to a park in downtown San Jose and then into a homeless encampment in a creekbed in San Jose. This was by far one of the hardest things I've witnessed with my own 2 eyes on how the homeless live. With the conditions these wonderful people live in I am surprised they were in such high spirits and welcoming to all of us. I cannot even begin to count the number of people we handed out food, water, clothes, tarps to... but what stood out the most to me was the last group of people that Greg, Chelsea & I encountered. Their names are Mia (20 years old) Mousy (mid 40's) and Roderick (27) we stayed and talked with them for over an hour, got to here their stories, listen to Roderick sing us a song of hope and closed our time by holding hands and praying in a circle with them. We were crying, it was so emotional (I am tearing up as I type this just recalling that day) In case some of you missed our original posts about THOR Ministry and the Dillards please visit our GoFundMe page to read their story. Friends, we are so lucky to be the hands and feet of Jesus as we go out and show love & hope to these people. THOR Ministry is now going out and expanding their compassion to help make sure people have tents, blankets and warm clothes as a harsh winter is upon us. We are also moving forward in trying to set up another family with a place to call home. So here is your chance to give a tax-deductible donation as we near the end of 2015. Just click on the THOR Ministry GoFundMe icon or you can mail us a check to: 1193 Matterhorn Drive, San Jose, CA 95132 **Important to note that if you mail a check please date & postmark by 12/31/15 in order to count for your 2015 Tax Return. Any gift is greatly appreciated and will help our ministry to make an even GREATER IMPACT in the lives of the homeless that live in our own neighborhood. We love you and wish you a wonderful year in 2016!! Greg Shears, Chelsea Shears, Casey Shears, Donna Shears, Colleen Gennari
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Wow we are just amazed at the love and generosity of our family and friends. We have reached $600 in just 2 days, thank you all for investing in THOR Ministry. Since I started the GoFundMe account over a holiday weekend I realized that some of you may not have seen the original post. So this update will give you the opportunity to click on the link and read any comments or you can post a comment too. If you want to make a donation there's a DONATE box you can click on and follow the directions. Love to you all!
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Have a great week friends!!
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Richard Dillard
28 months ago

I love you guys .keep doing what your doing..god bless you

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Sally Eredia
29 months ago

Thank you all and god bless.

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Richard Dillard
31 months ago

We are enjoying the trailer our first month living in it is so wonderful..thank you so much for helping us out..this is a big blessings ..

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Richard Dillard
31 months ago

GOD BLESS YOU ALL ..

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Sudi Nsengiyumva
31 months ago

I shall donate when I earn money. I love u guys but God loves u more.

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Elisha Eredia
32 months ago

Reading this made me cry tears of relief for my sister and brother in law and two beautiful neices,I know that its hard and we had a talk about how you guys wanted this so bad,but could not seem to come to a place where you'd be able to live day by day and save on top of it.I'm so happy for you guys roster you don't even know how happy I am that you all can be comftorble and now plan your future and get there.I love you!!!! Your sister Elisha

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Richard Dillard
32 months ago

This is a wonderful blessing that you are doing.and one day soon we are going to pay it forward for others..GOD BLESS YOU

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Richard Dillard
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I love you guys .keep doing what your doing..god bless you

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Sally Eredia
29 months ago

Thank you all and god bless.

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Richard Dillard
31 months ago

We are enjoying the trailer our first month living in it is so wonderful..thank you so much for helping us out..this is a big blessings ..

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Richard Dillard
31 months ago

GOD BLESS YOU ALL ..

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Sudi Nsengiyumva
31 months ago

I shall donate when I earn money. I love u guys but God loves u more.

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Elisha Eredia
32 months ago

Reading this made me cry tears of relief for my sister and brother in law and two beautiful neices,I know that its hard and we had a talk about how you guys wanted this so bad,but could not seem to come to a place where you'd be able to live day by day and save on top of it.I'm so happy for you guys roster you don't even know how happy I am that you all can be comftorble and now plan your future and get there.I love you!!!! Your sister Elisha

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Richard Dillard
32 months ago

This is a wonderful blessing that you are doing.and one day soon we are going to pay it forward for others..GOD BLESS YOU

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