Well Supplying Needs ended our fiscal year with nearly doubling the donations we received from the year before. And with doubling donations that means we were able to help a lot more people. In 2010 we received about 228,000 dollars worth of donations and for 2011 Supplying Needs fiscal year we ended with 421,000 dollars worth of donations. We are blown away by how God continues to provide even in the economy we are in especially with other non-profits shutting down or cutting back on the amount of help they can provide.
Adopt-a-Block is looking at a new and exciting opportunity as we continue to walk into 2012. As of now we have 2 apartment complexes that we visit every Saturday to see the people and meet their needs to the best of our ability. We have been able to supply all the families with food as it comes and have helped with furniture needs. A single mom of three has been needing a dining table and we were able to give her a brand new table with 4 matching chairs. Just recently a young couple moved and only had a bed, we were able to bless them with a table with matching chairs, couch, recliner, rugs, TV, and vacuum cleaner. The table, couches, recliner, and rugs all matched each other and they came from 3 different sources. It was so awesome to be able to bless this young couple with their needs and even a want. Well now we are training a young lady to expand Adopt-a-Block. She will take a team with her to Adopt-a-Bridge by adopting a spot under a bridge where the homeless are living. We are looking forward to what God has in store as we embark on this new expansion of Adopt-a-Block.
Also this year we have taken on collecting for the next earthquake that will hit California. We are collecting bottle water, MRE's, and other items we will need to help respond to the natural disaster. We have 14 pallets of water so far and are still procuring MRE's. We are also learning how to make jambalaya to be able to feed people.
To end this blog, this year for Supplying Needs has already been record breaking. With in 3 and 1/2 months of 2012 we have received over 155,000 dollars worth of donations. This is a pleasant shock with how much is coming in and how many people and charity groups we are able to help. It excites us to no end to bless the city of Stockton, Lodi, Tracy, and Elk Grove.
Thank you for all your love and support. We really appreciate it all.
Supplying Needs Crew
At the Warehouse