March Offshoots

I have meant to record Lisa’s newsletter about Mineral Street Programs and Services.

 

Here it is:

We have exciting news! Morning Glory start(ed) partially running on March 14th. We are going to rent the pavilion at Clark Square Park right across the street from where we were serving breakfast at 2300 W Mineral St. I am saying “partially running” because we will only be able to serve breakfast twice a month at this time. We will not be able to hand out clothes or provide showers and it will cost us $100 each time we use the building. But we will be back within the community and able to share the Gospel of God with the people again! That part is exciting. The second date for this month is March 28th.

The other exciting news is that we have a Program Director for Blossoms. A program for   223918_7ed0e8f34e154bcfa6782bc4aa567b67_jpg_srb_p_600_649_75_22_0_50_1_20_0teen moms, Blossoms will provide guidance and support for moms age 18 and younger, and their children.  Blossoms will offer classes for parenting skills, opportunities for mutual support, and practical care for the girls and their children. We anticipate this program would meet once a week with special services (such as transportation for doctor’s visits) provided on an “as needed” basis. Details are still being worked out but we should see this program up and running soon.

Our Business Plan is almost complete. If you would like a copy please let me know. However, you will see most of our plan by going to our website. If you tried to go to our website earlier in February you may have experienced difficulty logging on to our site. It is now up and running. One feature that we included is a PayPal button to receive on-line donations. You can access that on the contact page. We also have some pictures on the site with more to come.

We are still trying to raise funds for a building either through grants, individual donations, or even through Milwaukee County itself. Milwaukee owns a lot of vacant buildings and we are hopeful that they, too, would be able to help us. We are also looking for sponsors. If you are interested in being a sponsor we would like to include your name or company name on our website.

If you would like to volunteer or would like to know how you can help please contact me.

We are still looking for more board members who might be interested in helping us with the direction and growth of MSP&S. Our specific need is for an attorney and someone with accounting background. But anyone is welcomed who has a heart for God and shares the same vision.

In Christ,

Lisa Hernandez

Morning Glory Director

MSP&S Clerk

Donations can be made to MSP&S and sent to Tri-City National Bank; 4295 West Bradley Road; Brown Deer, WI 53209; ATTN: Penny Tillman

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About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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