In every community, there are people who are homeless. Many Downriver are currently finding shelter at the Taylor Church of Nazarene, a building on Eureka Road. Very soon, ChristNet, an agency supported by local churches and volunteers, hopes that a recently purchased building in that same city will become a permanent residence. [Read more…]
ChristNet Services board members and volunteers had the opportunity to hold a meeting with state reps. Darrin Camilleri, District 23; Erika Geiss, District 12; and Frank Liberati, District 13 on Wednesday, July 19, to update them on services provided by ChristNet, the renovation progress of the new ChristNet Daytime Center and to discuss state and federal funding to homeless/at risk programs. [Read more…]
BY KATHY KANE
A “Harvest for the Homeless” fundraiser will be held Friday, Sept. 30, at the Orlando Familia Banquet Center located at 15001 Sibley Road, Riverview, to raise money to help Christnet complete renovations on its new home base.
Christnet has been a partner with the Downriver church communities for more than 20 years, providing services to the homeless such as food, shelter, ID assistance, training and advocacy. This is done through a seasonal rotating nighttime shelter and year-round daytime center.
This past season, the host churches of the nighttime shelter and year round daytime shelter housed a total of 194 guests, providing 6,148 safe nights of housing from Oct. 10, 2015 until May 29, 2016. Among the guests, the group hosted four families with a total of six children and five adults. The host churches also provided 18,444 meals to the guests. [Read more…]
Christnet, an area charity that aids the homeless, is planning a fundraiser for Sept. 30 at Orlando Familia Banquet Center located at 15001 Sibley Road in Riverview.
“Harvest for the Homeless — Celebrating a harvest of giving for our homeless with friends, food and fun” will feature a talk by U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell D-12th District), who also is serving as the honorary chair of the event. [Read more…]