August is here. One more month to go until the summer is gone. Last month I updated you all about the face masks. They are available and so for over 20 are spoken for. With another 10 that will be given to the homeless. I get a special price when I order in bulk of 100. So the 10 for the homeless is towards that 100 goal. There has been a delay in mailing the 20. The company had issues with their supplier. But they will be mailed soon.
You help is needed to supply them to the homeless. So please consider making a $5 donation to make that possible. I know everyone can't give, but everyone can share. So please share this fundraiser. Your help will be appreciated.
Thank you for support!
BUY ONE GIVE ONE:
Due to #covid19, face masks are part of the new normal. When you purchase a #HomelessLivesMatter face mask for $20 one will also be #donated to a #homeless person.
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Thank you for your support!
Hello Everyone and Happy July!
I hope everybody had a safe weekend. COVID19 has really changed our daily lives. But we will get through it. We just have to stay the course. One day this will be all a memory. Hopefully this lesson will be learned.
A few updates:
1. Another successful Facebook fundraiser happened in June, my birthday month. Over $500 was raised for a DC based organization called H & F Outreach. They serve the homeless community in the DC area.
2. Face Masks will be here soon! I ordered a sample from another company. It will arrive in the next few days. I will share a picture when it comes, if I approve the look. But I am confident it will look fine. For each face mask sold, one will be given to a homeless person.
3. I won't be doing a Facebook fundraiser in July. I will be doing one in August for Thrive DC.
You can still share or donate to this crowd fundraiser. Money will be needed for the face masks.
Have a great month, stay safe, and remember #HomelessLivesMatter!
H&F Outreach is the organization I am raising money for in June. I said Thrive DC in error in my previous update.
Wow! Who would have thought that 2020 would have turned out like this. I think a lot of us felt this was going to be a year of change would agree they didn't anticipate it coming like this. But we will get through it much better than we were before. This was long overdue.
The month of May was wonderful. A fundraiser for Pathways to Housing DC was successful and much needed supplies were able to be given to them. June is my birthday month. This month I chose another DC based organization called Thrive DC. They also provide much needed services to the homeless community. Also this month I expect delivery of the proof for the Raise Awareness: #HomelessLivesMatter face mask. Hopefully soon after that, they will be given to the homeless and offered for purchase to help fund homeless causes.
This is a major turning point in our country. We can't become weak. We must press on. We are closer to the finish line than we have ever come in this land. We will get through this. We will prevail. Never give up! Never surrender!
Thank you for your support! Have a great month. Hopefully I will be able to post an update about the masks soon.
Well April is here and I wanted to update you on March. March of 2020 will gone down in history for many reasons. We are in unprecedented times. But we will get through this. It also marked the 5 year since I started down the road I'm on. I started off the month thinking about raising money to donate more t-shirts to a homeless shelter. But then God moved me in another direction. Since March was Women History Month, I choose a women's shelter in DC, N Street Village, to raise money for and also asked people to donate feminine hygiene products.
The Facebook Fundraiser raised more than $800 that went directly to the shelter. From donations Homeless United received directly, I was able to donate 1,000 maxi pads and 1,200 tampons. God is good! Also people showed up and helped.
The homeless are the most vulnerable during this time. Our government leaders are calling for us to stay home or practice social distancing, our homeless neighbors don't have the luxury. So this month the focus will be on hand sanitizer, face masks, and rubber gloves to be given to another organization that helps the homeless. The organization will be Thrive DC.
Whatever you can give will be appreciated. No gift is too small, not even $5. I know times are tough. Do what you can either by giving or sharing this update. God sees the heart and will always bless those who do what those can do from the heart. He is the source of all we have and has more than enough to supply our needs.
Thank you call for your support! Remember to use wisdom over worry and faith over fear. I pray Numbers 6:24-26 over you all.
Don't forget that #HomelessLivesMatter!
SAVE THE DATE:
Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5 AM EST and will be available on all major streaming platforms, bygracenp.com/podcast and the By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
I have been busy with personal issues during January and February. But I am back! God is good and He is always faithful.
March marks 5 years since I started walking down this path. God has been in control all the way. I believe major growth will begin to happen this month. Thank you to everyone who has given and shared this cause. Please agree with me in prayer that a major breakthrough will happen before the end of March.
I am grateful for you all. Thank you for all of the support.
Happy New Year!
2019 is now history. 2020 is a new year and start. It will bring greater clarity and vision. A lot was accomplished in 2019. A documentary was made. A news story was done. Another donation of shirts was made to a shelter in DC. Also more raise awareness items were sent across the country.
This year more will be done. I am going to pursue two things I put on the back burner a few years ago. One is to build a strong team. The other is to get nonprofit status. The work is never ending. I am thankful for the guidance I have received from the Holy Spirit. God is good and I know He is in control. So I press on and do what I can know God will do the rest.
I am grateful for all the support I have received over the years. My determination has not wavered. Actually I am more determined than ever. God has everything worked out. I look forward to see what this year will bring. I believe a new chapter has begun. My prayer is that you will continue to come along for the ride.
Have a blessed and prosperous new year!
I can't believe it is December all ready. Soon in a few short days we will be bringing in a new year, 2020. Some of you may know that I was on the news in November. I was able to share the message and cause to a broad audience. Since then, activity has really picked up. God is definitely in control and His timing is perfect.
In November 14 orders were placed and 12 of them were through the eCommerce site. Two were made possible by the proceeds and today, December 3rd, I was able to place the first bulk donation of shirts for 2019. The shirts will be going to Christ House. They are a medical homeless shelter in DC. They do great work there. I am hoping and praying one more will at least be able to be made before the end of the year.
Thank you all for your support. But your help is needed to make another donation possible. Please share this update with your friends and family. Sharing is just as important as giving.
I will be back in January with another update. Sooner if something major happens before then. Take care and have a very merry Christmas!
Well this happened:
DC homeless man is on a mission to care for other homeless people https://wjla.com/news/local/homeless-man-mission
On November 21, 2019 this story aired on WJLA 7 in Washington, DC. I have been praying and hoping for this kind of exposure and it finally happened. God is good and the response has been overwhelming. God truly does answer prayer and He is always on time.
Please take a moment and view the story. Also don't forget to share it with family and friends. Don't forget Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and any other social media platform you're on.
Thank you for your support and I will be back in December with an update on November.
Below is a text message I received on November 16, 2019. This is why your support is so desperately needed. I am sending them 2 hoodies. They live in Atlanta, GA. If you can help with a small gift to cover the costs, it would be appreciated. Also, please share this either through social media or email.
Thank you again and have a great day on purpose!
Happy November! We will be bringing in a new year in about 6 weeks. Seems like yesterday when we said hello to this year. Time does fly by and it seems to be going by faster and faster.
October was another month of growth. 6 Raise Awareness T-shirts were either purchased or given away. One Hoodie was purchased and one Coffee Mug was given away. It is the donations along with the proceeds of sales that help make the give-a-ways possible.
I am excited about some things that are going on behind the scenes that will make larger give-a-ways possible. I had always been the dream to blanket the DC area with items saying "Please Raise Awareness: #HomelessLivesMatter". Support was very slow in the beginning. But over the past few months momentum has been building.
I will make the request to please share this fundraiser with friends and family. Let them know you believe in the cause and they should join you in lending their support. I would really appreciate that. Also, thank you to everyone who gave this month. Without your support what took place in October couldn't have happened. So I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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