For over 2 years, every second Friday of the month, members from Inglewood Baptist Church make their way to our center and begin prepping food for the evening’s meal under the Jefferson Street bridge.
Below is an excerpt from their church cookbook that describes what it means to them to have the chance to give back every month to those in need.
“These people are human beings who desperately depend on volunteers to fulfill their basic needs of life-food, shelter, clothes, etc, but most of all they need someone who will take the time to care about them, to listen to them and to treat them as human beings. After the first time of volunteering our eyes were opened to the magnitude of the needs to be filled and how our perception of homeless people was incorrect. Most of the homeless look, act and talk just as we do, we realized that we were just a few missing paychecks or bad circumstances from being homeless ourselves, but most of all we realized that God loves homeless people too and if we are truly God’s children we will love as we are loved. The homeless really appreciate everything everyone does for them. The blessings we receive for serving is as great as the ones who receive and to know that for at least one night their stomachs are full……..this ministry is not ours because it belongs to God!”
The Salvation Army is truly humbled and blessed beyond measure by our volunteer groups like Inglewood Baptist Church! Lives are being changed and impacted in ways we may never full see, but God is aware and is pleased. Thank you Inglewood Baptist Church for shining brightly each month on Friday nights. You are truly “Sally Stars!”