Monday, March 23, 2009

Burgers Served Fresh - Over 100,000 Served

Pictured here is Travis Scott, youth pastor, and the Fresh Life Youth Group as they serve dinner at the Samaritan House Monday, March 23rd.  
Samaritan House quietly passed a pretty big milestone last year... 100,000 meals served in the shelter kitchen.  This is only possible because of groups like this and the many other volunteers and groups who pull together, volunteer, donate, cook and serve at the shelter. 
For many of our residents it is difficult to come to the shelter.  Experts say that 100% of the people in the shelter spend 99% of their time thinking about not wanting to be at the shelter, and that this is true no matter where the shelter is.  
The simple beauty of a person volunteering to help someone else in their time of need is powerful and it is exactly what helps us serve the way we do.  
Many Thanks!   

Thursday, March 19, 2009

March 28th Rob Quist and Jack Gladstone and the Great Northern Band


March 28th Rob Quist and Jack Gladstone and the Great Northern Band will play a concert to benefit for the Samaritan House homeless shelter at Gardner's Auction Service. (Hwy 93 S., behind Mergenthaler's, across from Gardner's RV) 

Tickets are $35 each and includes concert, pig roast dinner, coffee soft drinks, dessert, live and silent auctions and ticket holder raffle.  Beer and wine will be available for purchase.  
Doors open at 5:00 pm.
Dinner is served at 5:30 pm.
Auction begins at 6:30 pm. 
Concert begins at 7:30 pm.  

The event, sponsored by Glacier Bank and Gardner's Auction Service, promises to be a great time!
Tickets are available at the Samaritan House (124 9th Ave West, Kalispell) and at the door.  
Call the Samaritan House if you have any questions 257-5801

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Planning Something Big

Just a quick heads up, these people are planning something big for the Samaritan House that my include some fun for you.  Save the evening of March 28th.  Stand by for details...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Presbyterian Women

Today I had the privilege of meeting with the Presbyterian Women of the First Presbyterian Church in Kalispell. This church prepares and serves a meal every Thursday at the Samaritan House shelter.
I was able to share what is happening at the Samaritan House, some of our successes and my research on local cardboard sign holders. (see link)
Afterwards they presented me with toiletry items, clothing and other supplies for the shelter residents. The Samaritan House would like to extend a sincere thank you to the First Presbyterian Church of Kalispell for their strong commitment to the Samaritan House and the residents that stay here. You are greatly appreciated!