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Saving LIVES restoring hope impacting community Since 1954 T r i - c i t y U n i o n G o s p e l M i s s i o n | PO B o x 1 4 3 3 P a s c o W a . 9 9 3 0 1 | www . t c ugm . o r g | M a r c h Men’s facility 112 N 2nd Ave Pasco|Women’s Facility 110 n 2nd Ave Pasco

NEW LIFE

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

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES CAN CONTRIBUTE THROUGH

March 2013 www.tcugm.org | P.O. Box 1443, Pasco WA 99301 | 509.547.2112 | info@tcugm.org | Fax: 509.545.9564


FEBRUARY STATISTICS Nights Lodging Men:

2249

Avg per day: 80

Nights Lodging Women/Kids:

861

Articles of Clothing for Men: 1038 # Men Served:

298

Families Clothed in Community:

113

Men Receiving Services:

Meals Served:

New Clients:37

Avg. Day:223

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aron came to the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission looking for a place to get out of the rain and the snow. ‘’My life before coming to the Mission was a long tough life. I had a lot of dealings in drugs and alcohol and God brought me here humbled.’’ After a period of time, his stay at the shelter began to develop into something different. Aaron began to learn about the New Life Program, a 13-month Bible based recovery program that focuses on rebuilding lifestyles in accordance with Christ. ‘’The number one thing that He(Christ) did for me was to humble me and show me that there is something better in this life.’’ After deciding to join the Program, Aaron was tasked with memorizing scriptures and reading through the Bible in its entirety; as well as identifying

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SHORTAGES: Pantry: Ground Beef, Sugar, Coffee, Black Pepper, Ketchup, Pancake Mix, Tuna Men: Coats, razors, briefs, boxers, T-shirts, shoes, jeans, work boots, gloves, laundry soap, toilet paper, paper towels Women: Denture care (glue, cream), hair care products, make-up, razors, body wash, shoes, laundry soap

the long term problems associated with his addictions so that he could make the necessary changes in his value systems and thinking patterns to live a life totally free of his addictions. ‘’God worked so much in my life... He has everything in His hands.’’ On March 4, 2013, Aaron graduated from the New Life Program a changed man. ‘‘I would so recommend it to anyone looking to make a life change... it did a lot of good for me.’’ Being a part of this kind of impact in an individulas life is what we strive for here at the Mission and we would like to thank our community of faithful donors for making this all possible.

Children: Thermometers, Kleenex, Bleach Wipes, Diapers (Size 5 & 4), Teen Boy Underwear/Socks/ Shoes, Baby Clothing Facility: Construction and maintenance materials, fixtures, supplies, and tools of any kind. Our crumbling buildings are 100 years old! Almost anything will fill some need! CONTINUING NEEDS: By donating almost any kind of food, clothing, toiletries, paper goods, or cleaning supplies, you can play an important role in helping the needy people of our community! These things are ALWAYS useful!

www.tcugm.org | P.O. Box 1443, Pasco WA 99301 | 509.547.2112 | info@tcugm.org | Fax: 509.545.9564

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IN MEMORY OF... Alan Bartlett Betty Fletcher Betty McKay by Nancy Anderson

by Sal & Barbara Argento

Walter H. Johnson by Stephanie Van Tine

Piper Finkbeiner Vernon Foss Donna Bauder Daray McCotter Thacker Phillip Darby McDonald by Steven & Susan McDonald

W.C. Rossiter by Michele Preston

John Booth by Edith Higgins

by Lew & Sharma McCullough R & B Farms Mr. & Mrs. Bob Williams William Bethmann Zelma & Kenneth Miller Johanna & James Caylor Sharon & Robert Schutte Patricia & Jack Potter

Carl Fernan by Natalie Hieb

Ken Smith Jean Berk by John & Iva Grabner

by Betty Haller

Geneva Brook by Edith Higgins

To donate any kind of items, please bring them to 112 N 2nd Avenue in Pasco between the hours of 9 AM and 7PM! Volunteer Opportunities @ tcugm.org/volunteer March 2013

www.tcugm.org | P.O. Box 1443, Pasco WA 99301 | 509.547.2112 | info@tcugm.org

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