“Giving Tuesday” on November 27, 2018, is a one-day national focus on Holiday Philanthropy. That is a day of sharing our abundance with others need during a season of sharing. Some may look at it as an opportunity for improving the year-end tax position.
Christian Shelter looks at it as an opportunity to increase staff to meet the needs of a growing homeless population, repairing and updating an aging shelter building, strengthening programs to minister effectively to the growing number of homeless and hurting families with children.
We pray that as you plan your holiday celebrations you will think of Christian Shelter and the struggling, homeless men, women and children we serve.
In the month of September, 2018, Christian Shelter had the highest number of children ever staying in the Shelter (46), and the highest percent occupancy of beds and rooms in the Shelter (92%) – that is all of the rooms in the Shelter, and most of the beds in those rooms were occupied.
A group of 8 students from Rosemont College in Pennsylvania came to Christian Shelter on a two day mission project. The young students helped lay floor tiles and paint walls in the upstairs apartment then joined us for lunch. The next day they came back and served dinner to our Shelter guests. Their abundant joy and enthusiasm was a blessing to staff and guests alike.
In June, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day paid a visit to Christian Shelter. Shelter Board and staff members had a chance to sit down with Mayor Day to explore the possible use of a piece of city-owned land directly behind our building for a children’s playground. Further exploration is needed, so please pray that God will make a way. Meanwhile, the Mayor paused to pose for a picture with the Shelter’s new Prep Cook, Brother Anthony Johnson.
Thank you for your interest in the mission and ministry of the Christian Shelter. The Lord has blessed, preserved and protected the Christian Shelter for these past thirty-eight (38) years and our hearts are filled with gratitude to God and our Lord Jesus Christ.
The mission of the Christian Shelter is to share Christ with a hurting and broken community of homeless families, men, women and children. We share the Hope of Christ while providing nutritious food, safe & clean shelter, healthy beds, showers, linen, clothing, counsel, and support. Of these the love of Jesus Christ is the most needed and only long-term solution to the many and varied challenges and problems that our homeless guests bring to the Christian Shelter.
The need for homeless emergency shelter is great and if you have the training, experience, talents and calling to this ministry we would welcome you to apply for the new position of Executive Director at the Christian Shelter. We would welcome your expression of interest and also please review the Position Description.