Homeless Issue #12

“The sun will come out tomorrow,bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow,there’ll be sun! Jus’ thinking about tomorrow clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow till there’s none….So you got to hand on till tomorrow come what may! tomorrow, tomorrow …….”

That optimism that “Annie” so proudly sings about should inspire us all to look forward to tomorrow,”come what may.”

F.A.I.T.H.; United Outreach; Salvation Army;Upper Room;youth groups of El Dorado Hills; Solid Rock Faith; Sheperd of the Hills;Cold Springs Community; Foothills UMC; Community Health Center; Only Kindness;Food Bank;Pioneer Bible Church;JSS and it’s satellite van; and I could go on for pages listing the groups and individuals who have put their time and efforts into providing for the homeless citizens of El Dorado County.We are continuing our optimism that tomorrow will usher in a new break-through towards proper care of our citizens who are without in such a prosperous society.

Yes, we are making progress.United Outreach and the Salvation Army, with some others, have been providing homes for homeless families with children.Emergency motel shelter programs have been in place; and, as money runs out to provide these services, more grants are being pursued.The family programs have not only provided shelter but provide coaching for the families on life skills and advising them to what is available to improve their lives. One of those families could become the life reality of one of our family members or family friends.

F.A.I.T.H. is continuing their efforts in providing food to the encampments and gathering places of the homeless.

Job’s Shelters of the Sierra (JSS), with its satellite van and old faithful Jeep Liberty, is visiting the encampments and gathering places at least 4 days a week giving out what you and others have provided such as tents, sleeping bags, blankets, socks, gloves, jackets, pants, toilet paper, tooth brushes,feminine hygiene supplies,candles,and about anything needed to survive in the tents and alcoves of shelters that our citizens are forced to endure.

All of these groups are working together, and in small groups, attempting to find a workable solution to the problems of our homeless population.

F.A.I.T.H. needs additional volunteers to give those who have been doing this work for a year or more a rest to recoup their energies.Join in if you arn’t already. Contact Michael Parr; At mooncalf62@earthlink.net. We also need money to pay for the support facilities and special items needed, as well as gas to carry out our missions.

Please continue to support our efforts with prayer, money, contributions, and understanding of our homeless population.

Thank you, the “Collection centers” for donations:

Quality In-Homecare

699 Main St.


Foothills UMC

3301 Green Valley Rd.

Rescue/Cameron Park