Homeless Issues #47 + HTHI

You are doing it! God bless you, and thank you, from those who have the least.

A few bumps in the road. You said. Who said. What said. How, Where, When, and what did you say? Growing pains, new cultural structures, responsibility; we are learning fast.

The HangTown Haven, Inc. site is going well as the “Citizens In Transition” go through the learning experience of being an organization, working as a group. There are 23 tents with about 30 persons living at HTHI, and this arrangement of “self-government” of the homeless population at HTHI, has a few growing pains. Water is a very tough problem. There just is not enough water at the HTHI to fulfill the needs of those living there. I ask that some group or organization help us out with providing water to the residents of HTH. There is a well, but the water has to be processed in such a way that the City can approve it for drinking. This cost about $3,000.00 to get going. Is there some person or group that knows what is needed, can do the work, but just needs some money for the parts? Or could we organize a “bucket brigade” of some sort to keep those at HTHI with water to drink?

FAITH, the feeding organization, provides food at lunch time, and “The Upper Room” provides food at their facility at 4:30 to 5:30 PM. every day as they have been doing for over 8 years.

I have heard that there is/was some speculation as to weather Job’s Shelters of the Sierra (JSS),  HomeTown Haven, Inc. (HTHI), and the Community Resource Center (CRC) are recognized as tax-deductible, non-profits by State and Federal agencies. All three are 501 (3) (c) non-profit, tax-deductible organizations, recognized by State and Federal agencies. And those donating monies will receive the proper receipts, necessary as prescribed by law, for their yearly tax returns.

Dr. Deb Prock is hosting, with her group, a “Great Give Away” on Saturday Aug. 11. A big Bar-B-Que, clothing, medical advice, plus music, will be open to all of the homeless community, at the Community Resource Center. It will be a big break for our homeless community and up-lifting to those who participate.

There are other groups that I am not aware of, or do not ask me to their meetings, that do things “on the street,” for the homeless population, I can’t report on them or what they plan to do or what they are doing. The Nomadic Winter Shelter is organizing now for this upcoming winter, and I am sure they are looking for help. Each of these have their own newsletters, and I assume that you will be hearing from them and what their needs are.

We need your support and donations.

Don’t forget the T- shirts, socks, toilet paper, tents and sleeping bags that JSS gives out three days a week. JSS has given out, through the CRC, 145 tents and/or sleeping bags since Nov. 2011. They are still needed and can be dropped off at Foothills UMC @ 3301 Green Valley Rd. Rescue/Cameron Park, Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

You can donate to the “Water System” at HangTown Haven Inc. by writing “HTHI Water System” in the memo line on you check to HangTown Haven Inc.

HangTown Haven Inc.           Community Resource Center        Job’s Shelters of the Sierra
P.O. Box 89                            1864 Broadway                               P.O. Box 1839
Placerville, Ca. 95667            Placerville, Ca. 95667                    Shingle Springs, Ca. 95682-9998