From Chris Konow
ALL HANDS ON DECK!
We are currently well short of the number of items we need to prepare 100 Keep Warm Kits to be distributed through our local Gennesaret Free Clinics to our brothers and sisters living on the streets this winter. But we still have a few months to go!
Last year we created 60 kits, and due to the support and donations that we received, we thought 100 kits would be a reasonable goal this year. To help us make it, please consider donating items from the list below, and let's make this winter a little warmer for some folks.
(Adult sizes for men and women)
Warm gloves (not mittens)*
New white socks*
Warm winter hats
Reusable tote bags (99-cents at Marshalls!)*
You may deposit your donations in the designated collection bin near the donuts/coffee area in the church narthex. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
Chris Konow (
Tammy Donley (
Dan Murphy (
Gennesaret Free Clinics came into being in 1988, when Dr. James A. Trippi, a local physician, was volunteering at a church soup kitchen. As he watched the homeless people shuffle through the line, he asked if they had medical care and the response was “no.” Seeing a need, Dr. Trippi brought some of his colleagues together to treat homeless persons who slept on the pews of a local church. Today, Gennesaret Free Clinics has medical clinics in one shelter, a church, a mobile medical van and clinic sites in two food pantries – all staffed by volunteers. Other programs of Gennesaret Free Clinics include a Dental and Wellness Clinic, a Women’s Health Initiative, Health Recovery Programs, a Vision Care Program, and an Annual Flu Vaccine Clinic.
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