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What good can come from $186?

A significant initiative for Golden Cross Senior Ministries is providing a remedy for senior homelessness. Homeless seniors is a rather new phenomenon that is projected to grow by 505 in the next decade. In 2016 we were able to bless 24 seniors  and turn their new found shelter at a Wesley Living community into sanctuary.

Just yesterday, a “Move In Kit” was delivered to a new resident who had been living behind a row of bushes. Homeless for more that a year and taking shelter at the Union Mission in inclement weather, a benefactor brought him to Wesley Living. A “Move In Kit’ is a carefully selected collection of items needed to start a new home from scratch.

What good is a mere $186? It purchases all the items that make up a “Move In Kit.” And, it produces the kind of reaction received at yesterday’s delivery. The recipient of the delivery beamed with appreciation. He was in awe at how much his life had changed in the last 48 hours. All this happens because of the loving generosity shown to Golden Cross.

This transformation happens because no senior should ever have to travel life’s journey alone!

Here is what a “Move In Kit” looks like and here is how you can participate.

“Move In Kit”

From a resident served with your generosity by Golden Cross Senior Ministries…

Imagine living in a dilapidated home with no resources to repair and bring up to a reasonable standard of living. Imagine not having the finances to keep up with the kerosene heating demands. You are sleeping on a filthy broken down twin mattress. Now, picture yourself in this condition in your late 70’s.

That is what the ministry of Golden Cross does every day. With the generosity we are able to extend to those in need, shelter is turned into sanctuary. Because no senior should ever have to travel life’s journey alone!

Here is the response from the resident after finding his way to a Wesley Living community and being blessed by Golden Cross:

“They gave me a place to sleep, sit down, food to eat, and I really appreciate it.  The furniture is nicer than I have ever had.  My dad was a minister and he always helped others, and I know he was looking down from Heaven, and so pleased that someone helped me.”

Isaiah 58:10, “Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”

Stan “The Man” Bronson

It is with deep regret that Stan’s passing is reported.

Please read his obituary here.