Advent Conspiracy – Welcome Home Team (Thanksgiving Food Drive)

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We are joining with other churches in the area to do a Thanksgiving food drive. There are 1,300 families living in homes provided by the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino. Some are veterans, some are disabled, some are just low income, and some have been in the housing authority for several years. Our Welcome Home Team has worked with 18 of those families directly.

We will be collecting food items on November 9 and 16 to give to these families. November 22 is the Saturday before Thanksgiving. We plan to recruit volunteer families to deliver the food boxes to the 1,300 families. So far we have 8 other churches involved, which represents a much larger collaborative effort.

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Delivery Day: Saturday, November 22
9:30 am-11:30 am | Set Up/ Box Food
11:30 am-4:00 pm | Deliver Food
Loma Linda Academy 10656 Anderson St | Loma Linda, CA 92354 [Google Map]
If you would like to participate in our delivery day stop by the Advent Conspiracy Kiosk on Sunday, or Email missions@trinityonline.org.

The long term vision for this is an “adopt-a-family” concept. Our hope is that this will not be a one-time event for the volunteers involved, but that we help them develop a long term relationship with these families. We will use the holiday calendar throughout the year to reconnect with the family and do follow up visits (Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, etc). Each time, we will encourage our volunteer families to build ‘mentoring relationships’ with these families to help them grow, discover Christ, mature in their faith, and hopefully emerge from their cycle of poverty and dependency. We would like to practice a ministry of friendship, connecting families in need with the people of God in our church.

The Welcome Home Team

The Welcome Home Team of Trinity Church has been partnering with several other churches and non-profits to provide lasting solutions to the problem of chronic homelessness in our area. In this last year, Trinity has helped 18 families get off the streets and into safe, affordable housing. By providing furnishings for the home and friendship, these families now have a chance to live a full and productive life.

We seek to empower families to unlock their potential for success by providing friendship and new beginnings. Once this relationship has been established, we address their long-term needs to ensure that the problems, which initially created their homelessness, do not re-occur. Wrap-around services like budget and financial management, parenting skills, medical/dental/psychological evaluations, employment and interview skills, résumé skills and much more are readily available from our social service partners in our area.

This year, we will continue to help provide furnishings for families. Your contribution will go toward necessary items which are required for housing voucher approval, like refrigerators, security deposits, and other needs.

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