2013-01-20 / Seniors

Local church helps homeless


Vicar Mitch Vogeli, and his wife, Teri, from Nativity Lutheran Church, present the food basket and presents donated by the church to the family housed in the Emergency Family Shelter by Road to Damascus. They are standing in front of the Christmas tree and decorations donated by a couple of members of Nativity Lutheran Church. (Courtesy Photo) Vicar Mitch Vogeli, and his wife, Teri, from Nativity Lutheran Church, present the food basket and presents donated by the church to the family housed in the Emergency Family Shelter by Road to Damascus. They are standing in front of the Christmas tree and decorations donated by a couple of members of Nativity Lutheran Church. (Courtesy Photo) Nativity Lutheran Church of St Charles recently ran two programs to benefit homeless people.

The first was a warm clothing drive. Coats, hats, mittens and scarves were collected and donated to First Apostolic Church of Flint. FAC of Flint is located in downtown Flint and the majority of the congregation is homeless. The donated clothing will be distributed throughout Flint and Genesee County to those homeless who don’t have enough warm clothing. This is an ongoing project and Nativity is still collecting new or gently used warm clothing.

The second project made Christmas special for a homeless family being housed by the Road to Damascus organization. The church collected food items during November and December and they were able to put together five food baskets for the area needy. One of the baskets was used for a family that is being helped by Road to Damascus, an organization that provides emergency family shelter to homeless families on Genesee County. A couple of the members of Nativity donated the Christmas tree and decorations for the home and other members donated gifts for the family.

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