Housing the Homeless
Housing the Homeless
February 12, 2018
What a blessing it has been to serve our guest the past 6 weeks. We have experienced lows and highs, but the good days outweighed the bad.
I need your help in moving from Vision to Victory with our 24 unit transitional housing complex. The cost to purchase and renovate the units to be move-in ready will be approximately $200,000.00.
Will you please pray about it and consider making a donation to help us in this endeavor? Just hit the link below to make your donation.
I thank you in advance for your support.
I am grateful to all that have responded and continue to respond to the need of those who find themselves in the cold night after night. I did not plan for this shelter in my yearly church budget and our utilities have grown significantly. Many have asked what can they do to help.
You can assist us by:
1. Making a donation via PayPal or Givelify
2. Send/bring monetary donations to the church to help defray the cost
(4730 Margaretta Ave., St. Louis, MO 63115).
3. Make a payment to a utility company of your choosing:
Please help me continue this needed program of housing our unhoused friends during these cold, cold winter nights and days. Let's prove to the world that Love is stronger than Hate, Hunger & Homelessness.
Week of February 4, 2018:
Looks like the weather will be in the 20’s or below for the rest of the week. We will open the doors of St. Peter tomorrow night at 6pm -8am each evening. We are in need of a few women who can stay overnight in the women’s dorm. We will also need the following:
1. Clean blankets
5. Plastic ware
6. Meat (hamburger, chicken, etc)
7. Punch mix
8. Paper plates
9. Styrofoam cups
10. Large heavy duty trash bags
I thank you in advance for your kindness.
Rev. Steven Shepard, Sr.
Looking for dedicated hard working volunteers that really want to help and serve: St Peter AME Church STL
The night of February 2, we will cut back on the hours and days we are housing our “unhoused” friends. Starting February 3, 2018, we will only house when the temperature is 20 degrees or below or 25 degrees with precipitation. We are still calling on the community to help us meet the needs.
It’s not that we wanted to do it, it’s that we must do it. While the community as responded well, there is no way we can keep up with the cost to operate nor do we have the needed manpower.