Church seeks donations for homeless
10/25/2013, 3:37 a.m.
Healing Stream Ministries, “a small congregation that does big work,” is seeking donations of duffel bags, blankets, hats and other items for its second annual “Healing the Homeless” drive now under way.
Last year, the Lithonia church served more than 70 homeless individuals, providing them with duffel bags filled with blankets, towels, socks, hats and other essentials, and its goal this year is to double that number.
Members handed out the care packages along Glenwood Road, near the interstate on Wesley Chapel Road, around the I-75/I-85 interchange to I-20, near University Avenue in Atlanta, and other areas where homeless people have been spotted.
Donors can contribute through Nov. 9 for this year’s drive, and the duffels will be distributed during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 18-24. Donors also can sponsor a homeless person for $30, the amount needed to provide a duffel bag and supplies to help them survive the elements.
Items for duffel bags include twin-size blankets; bath towels; wet wipes/baby wipes; petroleum jelly; toothbrushes and toothpaste; water bottles; combs; unisex knit hats, knit scarves and socks; lip balm; breath mints; and small boxes of Band-Aids.
To contribute, visit http://tonei7.wix.com
/healingthehomelessdr or mail checks or money orders to Healing Stream Ministries, 5747 Lakeview Circle, Lithonia, GA 30058.
Donations are tax-deductible (tax ID #58-2648736).
For more information, contact Tracey O’Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-226-6177 or LaTasha Howard at 678-837-8487.