Introducing Sober and Christ-Centered Housing: Hope Homes LLC.
A new team has developed at Elim with the purpose of seeking God’s leading in opening a shelter and providing housing for those experiencing homelessness.
THE HOPE AVENUE SHELTER AND HOUSING BOARD
We have met for several months to pray and begin the foundational steps of a business plan and vision statement. At the board’s direction, HopeHomes Housing is a newly created LLC dedicated to housing people who otherwise can’t pass a background check. The first house opens November 1, is located in North Minneapolis and will house five men who will pay the rent and utilities.
How can you help? First of all, we welcome your prayers as we celebrate God’s goodness and expression of love through each of us. We shout out a huge THANK YOU for your generosity and the gifts of the grill, beds and bedding, dishes and lamps, couches and chairs, and a washer/dryer. We are still in need of chairs for the dining room table, bed pillows, bedding and rugs, lamps, dressers, door mats, lawnmower and snow shovels. Both bathrooms need shower curtains and bathroom accessories. You may also give a financial gift to this new ministry.
Help Wanted: someone or a team to provide property management. For now this is a volunteer position for someone with the heart to serve the Lord in this way.
Our heartfelt THANK YOU goes to Kale Johnson for the amazing work he did to restore the wood floors, answer questions and give direction. Dale Dzubak for being the best assistant possible alongside Kale! Joseph Harper and Daniel Clark Sr. for their willingness to conquer the floor sander, Leonard Knight for everything from door knobs to toilets to a calm presence, Ebony Spears for her cleaning ability extraordinaire, and Derren Abendroth for everything in between. Their contributions helped create this house into a home. And to Heather and Dave Carlson and to Roger Dahl for coordinating the pick up of donations, and for Malik McDowell, Mark Gregory and Grover Harris for supplying the muscles.
The Hope Avenue Shelter Board welcomes your questions or comments: Heather Carlson, Pastor Becky, Dave Gislason, Mark Gregory, Gloria Metz, Pastor Paul, Kim Stevens, and Sue Watlov Phillips.