From Traci Goff Flowers – Grace Wins
Wow! What a week it has been at Grace Wins! We have been so busy with numerous new clients, the garden being planted, people finding employment, endlisting a doctor and so many other things.
It has been such a blessing to watch our homeless community work together and work for the good of our community as they have picked up trash to earn the things they need like shower passes, bus tickets and other vital needs. They have gained a lot of self-esteem working on goals and making baby steps towards helping themselves and others.
We have been so blessed by this community and the donations given financially which is producing supplies and volunteer hours.
Many community members continue to ask what are your daily needs? Below is a list of things that we need every day. Here’s what we need: Tents, tarps, sleeping bags, individual servings of lunch and breakfast items like frozen waffles, breakfast sandwiches, burritos, pot pies, milk, juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, paper products including paper bowls, cups, and plates.
We need men’s jeans, bras, backpacks, soft fruit, cream, sugar, flower pots to plant “starts” for the garden and potting soil. We need shower passes from the Newport Recreation Center, bus tickets, and as always, financial donations.
If any of you in our community can help in meeting these needs it would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at 437 NE 1st Street in Newport – Monday through Thursday from 9am to 4pm or by calling 541-265-1974.
Traci Goff Flowers