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Soldiers Under God’s Command by Tim & Lisa
verything we owned was packed into our 1999 Chevy Blazer. As the road stretched as far as the eye could see, the only thing driving us was the idea that once we reached our destination things would be better. We needed that. We needed gas. We needed to keep going. We had been all over the country... Nashville, San Diego, and anywhere we thought there would be some way for us to get on our feet. We had just gotten married. . I looked at my husband, a 21 year veteran of the Army who had
fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, as I thought about the day we met. As soon as I saw him I knew we were going to spend the rest of our lives together, rich or poor, that was how it was going to be. Some of our family had thought differently; in a way, that’s what led us here. We had nowhere else to go. S o m e w h e r e along the line in our travels someone had told us about the Mission in Pasco, Washington. It was something. All we needed was a piece or a glimmer of some kind of
hope. The car kept breaking down, this was the fourth time in a very short time. Our future depended on this car. Would we make it? We were almost out of gas. Even when we got to the Mission, would it be worth it? Would we be able to get the help we needed to get out of this mess? We were worried that it might be another dead end. When we arrived I could tell this place was different. We had never seen a city with such resources. The programs at the shelter were greater than any we had experienced previously. It’s definitely not a vacation, but it is the shelter that will weather all storms. E very day is structured: the bed’s made and we’re up with our clothes on by 6:45 in the morning. Every night we have to plan what we need to do to get on our feet. We went out in the heat, riding buses to get from place to place with our list of resources and organizations that could help us get into our own place. The Mission is
FINANCED ENTIRELY THROUGH GENEROUS GIFTS OF INDIVIDUALS
To take a guided tour of our facilities, please call (509)547-2112 to set up an appointment with our Associate Executive Director, Andrew Porter between the hours of 9am-5pm. Andrew Porter
|Saving Lives | Restoring Hope | | Impacting Community | Tri-City Union Gospel Misssion, a Christ-centered ministry demonstrating God’s love by meeting physical, mental and spiritual needs of men, women and children in crisis. Proclaiming the Gospel of Christ in word and deed. Our desire is to help men and women break the cycle of homelessness and become participating members of our community as they learn to follow Christ. PROGRAMS & SERVICES Meals, clothing and shelter for homeless and hurting men, women and chidren. Recovery programs to overcome addictions and dysfunctional lifestyles. Counseling, spiritual guidance, and referral services. Affordable safe housing for graduates in transition. Meals for individuals in the community. Weekly food boxes for the community. Clothing room for families in the community. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Richardson, President Mel Lacey, Vice-President Ward Hughes, Treasurer Bruce Harrer, Secretary Frank Aiello
providing three great meals a day.
really hope people
will keep giving to the sion
ment really does help people
in need to find their way.
family is not just sit-
ting around; we’re getting off the street!
like to say,
off your butt and
on your feet!’’
are getting ready to move
into our very own trailer.
husband has even been
given a guaranteed loan on a house!
just want to
say thank you to everyone
involved, from the kitchen workers to the volunteers in the
Chapel; staying here
has been ence.
a great experiis because of the
that we were able
to get the resources we
needed to get on our feet.
people here have be-
come our heroes.
best described by the lyrics
Christian Stryper, as ‘’the Soldiers under God’s command!’’ They have helped us, honestly, through our Lord Jesus Christ! Amen! Not everyone who stays at the Mission is addicted to drugs or alcohol. There are many cirof my favorite band,
cumstances that can leave someone with nowhere else to turn.
FEDERAL EMPLOYEES CAN CONTRIBUTE THROUGH
August 2013 www.tcugm.org | P.O. Box 1443, Pasco WA 99301 | 509.547.2112 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Fax: 509.545.9564
JUNE STATISTICS Nights Lodging Men:
Avg per day: 78
Nights Lodging Women/Kids:
Articles of Clothing for Men: 1082
Families Clothed in Community:
# Men Served: 282
Men Receiving Services:
Avg. Day: 189
e ask you to please remember that during
months the need for water
in those who live transient lifestyles increases greatly.
this basic neces-
sity to those who endure extreme heat daily can save
lives. If you are looking for other ways to impact the community, refer to our Im-
mediate needs list to the right of this
listed in descending order of priority.
ecently, we had an intern from China join us to see just exactly how everything works over here at the Mission. Trixie (right) learned everything from how to manage volunteers to handling donations.
SHORTAGES: Pantry: COFFEE, Tea Bags, Ground Beef, Black Pepper, Ketchup, Pancake Mix, Tuna Men: Socks, Underwear razors, briefs, boxers, T-shirts, shoes, jeans, work boots, laundry soap, toilet paper, paper towels Women: Underwear (Small), Adult Size Socks Individual bus passes, ibuprofen, magic eraser, Disinfectant/ odor eliminating spray, razors, body wash, hypoallergenic laundry soap, 13 Gal. bags, Ziploc freezer bags, Make-up
Children: Thermometers, Kleenex, Bleach Wipes, Diapers (All sizes)
In Memory Of...
Gerald Richardson Florence Ames Betty McKay Emily Maurer Betty McKay Jerry Roth
by Anonymous by Shirley
McCullough by Dixon & Terry Shoemaker by Irma Mercer by Nancy Roth
Facility: Construction and maintenance materials, fixtures, supplies, and tools of any kind. Our crumbling buildings are 100 years old! MEDICAL: Benadryl Cream, Disposable Nail Files, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Glucose Monitor Strips, Vitamins, Pain Relievers
www.tcugm.org | P.O. Box 1443, Pasco WA 99301 | 509.547.2112 | email@example.com | Fax: 509.545.9564
ACTS OF KINDNESS
‘’The North Coast Electric Company recently held a supply drive that produced 53 packs of socks, 313 lbs of food, 118 lbs of detergent, and a 40 gallon barrell of personal hygiene items. It is a wonderful thing when a company unifies customers and employees into the action of impacting their community.
are immensely thankful once again to be able to form
a partnership with the members of our community to ultimately change the current state of impoverishment that is present in our area today. If you feel
the growing need to reach out and impact our community in any way that you can, we thank you.
You are the driving force behind the positive change that we see taking place every day here at the Mission.’’ - TCUGM Staff
To donate any kind of items, please bring them to 112 N 2nd Avenue in Pasco between the hours of 9 AM and 7PM! August 2013
www.tcugm.org | P.O. Box 1443, Pasco WA 99301 | 509.547.2112 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a look into the life of a married couple that has recently found hope at the Mission.