It was cold but we got some showers in today. We have some great news! One of our volunteers Lisa met Peggy about 3 months ago. Peggy would come to ShowerUp every Sunday. Peggy texted Lisa and said “Guess What??? I have an apartment! I am in an efficiency size apartment and I love it! And I have a JOB!!! We are so thankful for volunteers like Lisa who loved on Peggy. She is now off he streets, and doing really well. shower grace, shower hope, shower love and great things can happen.
We have a break in the weather! We have received lots of phone calls from our friends downtown. ShowerUp WILL be downtown tomorrow with @pastorbobbeeman 1:30-3::30 under the Jefferson Street bridge. We have warm clothes, blankets and more to pass out!! Join us if you can, would love to see you!
We were so thrilled to have come home to 2 HUGE boxes full of donations...all the way from Ohio! Here is what they had to say....... “We are the Techno Bunnies Destination Imagination Team of Rocky River, Ohio! We really felt a connection with ShowerUp and we were eager to begin collecting. This project was some of the most fun we’ve ever had, and we loved every bit of it! In all we have collected 1,103 items with the help of students from schools in our school district.” *****SO AMAZING!!! Thank you!!
...as a result, we will not be able to be out tonight. With temps this far below freezing we can’t operate the shower truck.
If you have no refuge tonight please accept the help of those offering emergency shelter. If you know someone who needs help please let us know and we can direct them to resources. Thanks!!
Nashville has just declared a Level 3 Cold Weather Response for tonight. Low temps in the single digits. Please remember and pray for those that need to be warm tonight that they will take advantage of emergency shelters. We are so thankful for those who provide a warm refuge on nights like these!
This is great news! If you are thinking about donating to ShowerUp by the end of the year, you might consider doing it through @paypal because they are waiving their fees PLUS adding 1% to your gift!
A direct link is on our website and in the comment below...
Cold weather can be deadly for our homeless friends. A man (believed to be homeless) died last night in Nashville. We don’t know the full story but this man was someone’s son, maybe brother or father or uncle or friend. It’s very likely he died alone. The night after Christmas.
It’s a stark reminder that there are those suffering right here in our community and the threat is very real.
Almost 800 showers, hundreds of haircuts, THOUSANDS of hugs and we look back on 2017 with joy and gratitude. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered and donated. We at looking forward to 2018 and if you copy the link in our comment below you can read about some exciting opportunities.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!! What a BLESSED year we have had and we owe so many thanks to all of you!! We will not be out tomorrow night (Christmas) due to traveling but we will be BACK downtown Monday January 1st!!
...”What do you guys need donated?”
Right now that answer is BAGS! We use these bags to assemble ShowerKits that are given to everyone who we serve.
If you would like to help, we have drop off locations or you can go to our Amazon Wish List (link in bio) and just have them shipped! Thanks so much for all you do to impact lives!
Here are the 3 finalists for the name of our initial coffee blend...
B) A Fresh Start
C) Clean Beans
Comment with your vote and we will announce the winner live while we are downtown tonight!