Wednesday, September 23, 2020

This week in service September 23, 2020

 Sunflower Harbor Homeless outreach www.sunflowerharbor.org 

Spent a lot of time this week on estimates and blue prints for the bunk house.  Fundraising goal for the bunkhouse is $5,000. As of today,  we've raised $5. Not bad for officially starting the campaign tonight! 

Www.antonrogers.com is still running fundraisers for blessings packs for us. T-shirts, bookmark, totes, bags and more are on sale there and all procedes from the Sunflower Harbor tab go to buying supplies for blessings packs! 

This week in Abilene, we have placed 2 people in housing and given out 17 blessings packs. We could do so much more, but we run out of supplies quickly and have no funds. 

We applied for tax ID # so we will be able to get a soliciting permit. 

We set up PayPal to make it easier to donate! 


We've had a lot of volunteers this week! In addition to our Abilene Ladies, several of their husbands and children have joined in helping with blessings packs. Robert Kirkpatrick,  II came out and helped for over a week. Larry, Carol, and Dalton were a huge help over the weekend! 

We still have tickets for Halloween! All overnight rooms are taken, but we look forward to seeing y'all at the party Halloween night! Tickets are $10 and can be paid for through our PayPal (please leave a note thats what the money is for) or can be bought under the Sunflower Harbor tab at www.antonrogers.com 

Cash App: $Sunflowerharbor

SUNFLOWER HARBOR HOMELESS OUTREACH 

www.sunflowerharbor.org 

2020 Highlights
As of August 30, 2020
38 Direct Placements
8 New Jobs Obtained!
1 Veteran Graduated!
6 Graduates From Homelessness To Stable Housing!
7 Temporary Residents
4 IDs Obtained For Individuals
2 Veterans Helped With Applying For Benefits
282 Blessings Packs Of Supplies Given Out


Thursday, September 10, 2020

This week in service September 10, 2020

This week, we concentraited on placements. These involve a lot of driving around and paperwork. It is cooler out here in west Texas. 51 degrees for the last couple days and rainy. We've given out the last of our blanket stash and all of the comfort items we had on hand. 

We had a small incident with a homeless vet we were helping. He had a ptsd flashback and slightly injured one of the volunteers. Everyone's ok, though and the vet is in VA housing now. We've helped him get emergency foodstamps and are checking on him frequently to make sure the placement sticks.  

The other placement we did this week went a bit smoother. We are learning with each one and getting faster gathering all the items in the paperwork treasure hunts. 


None of what we do could be done without all our amazing volunteers! We grow as our network of amazing volunteers and patrons grows and we are so thankful for each and every one of you!

Most of our in house projects have been put on hold due to covid and funding issues, but our outreach is helping so many! I am using this downtime to rework the in-house program to better fit everyone's needs. 

Current fundraisers are earmarked for blessing pack supplies, filing for nonprofit status, upgrading dorms,  and our first tiny home. 

Don't forget www.antonrogers.com extended a fundraiser for us until the end of October! Advocate shirts, bags, and stickers now available!

Cash App: $Sunflowerharbor

SUNFLOWER HARBOR HOMELESS OUTREACH 

www.sunflowerharbor.org 

2020 Highlights
As of August 30, 2020
38 Direct Placements
8 New Jobs Obtained!
1 Veteran Graduated!
6 Graduates From Homelessness To Stable Housing!
7 Temporary Residents
4 IDs Obtained For Individuals
2 Veterans Helped With Applying For Benefits
282 Blessings Packs Of Supplies Given Out



Wednesday, September 2, 2020

This week in service September 2, 2020

 Paperwork mostly for us this week. Working hard to finish all the paperwork that has to be filed to get our nonprofit status as well as fundraising to afford it. 

Waiting on shipments of supplies for the blessings bags. 

Our last in house veteran has graduated to stable housing! 

In house, We'll use the next few months to upgrade the dorm and begin building our future dorms, which will be tiny houses.   

In outreach, we'll continue to make contacts and network to help those in need we meet. 

Robert Kirkpatrick II and Jennifer came by this week. Lended a much needed hand. 

We are out of most supplies. Waiting for shipments for some things and funding for others. Several of our shipments have been delayed. If you would like to ship us supplies for blessings packs, please do! 

Things we're running low on:

Tote bags

Zip lock bags

hand sanitizer

masks, 

travel toothbrush and toothpaste packs

floss

granola bars

water

Cheese crackers

Roll on deodorant

sanitary wipes

bath wipes

socks 

underwear

rain Pancho

dry shampoo

nail sets

washcloths

Canned goods

Individually wrapped spoons


None of what we do could be done without all our amazing volunteers! We grow as our network of amazing volunteers and patrons grows and we are so thankful for each and every one of you!

Most of our in house projects have been put on hold due to covid and funding issues, but our outreach is helping so many! I am using this downtime to rework the in-house program to better fit everyone's needs. 

Current fundraisers are earmarked for blessing pack supplies, filing for nonprofit status, upgrading dorms,  and our first tiny home. 

Don't forget www.antonrogers.com extended a fundraiser for us until the end of September! Advocate shirts, bags, and stickers now available!

Cash App: $Sunflowerharbor

SUNFLOWER HARBOR HOMELESS OUTREACH 

www.sunflowerharbor.org 

2020 Highlights
As of August 30, 2020
38 Direct Placements
8 New Jobs Obtained!
1 Veteran Graduated!
6 Graduates From Homelessness To Stable Housing!
7 Temporary Residents
4 IDs Obtained For Individuals
2 Veterans Helped With Applying For Benefits
282 Blessings Packs Of Supplies Given Out



2020 Highlights

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

This week in service August 26, 2020

 August has come to an end for Sunflower Harbor Homeless outreach. It has been a banner month! Most of our contacts this week were followups. Our teams continue to go above and beyond to help the homeless folks we serve. 

We've  given out 203 blessings packs in August alone!

We have helped in the placement of 13 individuals in housing this month! 

We are out of most supplies. Waiting for shipments for some things and funding for others. Several of our shipments have been delayed. If you would like to ship us supplies for blessings packs, please do! 

Things we're running low on:

Tote bags

Zip lock bags

hand sanitizer

masks, 

travel toothbrush and toothpaste packs

floss

granola bars

water

Cheese crackers

Roll on deodorant

sanitary wipes

bath wipes

socks 

underwear

rain Pancho

dry shampoo

nail sets

washcloths

Canned goods

Individually wrapped spoons


None of what we do could be done without all our amazing volunteers! We grow as our network of amazing volunteers and patrons grows and we are so thankful for each and every one of you!

Most of our in house projects have been put on hold due to covid and funding issues, but our outreach is helping so many! I am using this downtime to rework the in-house program to better fit everyone's needs. 

Current fundraisers are earmarked for lunches and our first tiny home. 

Don't forget www.antonrogers.com is running a fundraiser for us until the end of August! Advocate shirts, bags, and stickers now available!

Cash App: $Sunflowerharbor

SUNFLOWER HARBOR HOMELESS OUTREACH 

www.sunflowerharbor.org 

2020 totals as of the end of July

22 Direct Placements
7 New Jobs Obtained!
1 Veteran Graduated!
5 Graduates From Homelessness To Stable Housing!
7 Temporary Residents
4 IDs Obtained For Individuals
2 Veterans Helped With Applying For Benefits
77 Backpacks Of Supplies Given Out

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

This week in service August 19, 2020

 This week at Sunflower Harbor homeless outreach: 55 comfort packs were given out, bringing our current total for the month of August to 131! Most of these are prepped by our Abiline ladies. They've been doing an amazing job! 

One of the vets we have been working with got his ID yesterday and immediately went and got a job! 

3 new direct placements

In Dallas, We have a new volunteer who has experience in similar things and is going to school to learn nonprofit finances, management,  volunteer management, grant writing, and more! We look forward to working with her! 


None of what we do could be done without all our amazing volunteers! We grow as our network of amazing volunteers and patrons grows and we are so thankful for each and every one of you!

Most of our in house projects have been put on hold due to covid and funding issues, but our outreach is helping so many! I am using this downtime to rework the in-house program to better fit everyone's needs. 

Current fundraisers are earmarked for lunches and our first tiny home. 

Don't forget www.antonrogers.com is running a fundraiser for us! Advocate shirts, bags, and stickers now available!

Cash App: $Sunflowerharbor

SUNFLOWER HARBOR HOMELESS OUTREACH 

www.sunflowerharbor.org 

2020 totals as of the end of July

22 Direct Placements
7 New Jobs Obtained!
1 Veteran Graduated!
5 Graduates From Homelessness To Stable Housing!
7 Temporary Residents
4 IDs Obtained For Individuals
2 Veterans Helped With Applying For Benefits
77 Backpacks Of Supplies Given Out

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

This week in service August 12, 2020

 It's been quite a week! 

Our Abiline ladies have been tirelessly collecting items needed for our blessings packs and preparing the packs for us. As we go through our days, we give them out to those who need them. It gives us an opening to ask what else would help their journey so we can help further. 

We have doubled up on our outreach in the past couple months. We do what we can with our limited funding. We could not do anything without our amazing volunteers. 

Our Dallas and Balch Springs teams have been crazy busy helping a cause close to our heart. Veterans. 

Side note: Covid has shut down several American Legion posts which our veteran community depends on for so much! Write your Governor to get him to allow these necessary organizations to reopen! They are NOT just bars! They do so much in our communities! 

Most of our in house projects have been put on hold due to covid and funding issues, but our outreach is helping so many! 

Don't forget www.antonrogers.com is running a fundraiser for us! Advocate shirts, bags, and stickers now available!

Cash App: $Sunflowerharbor

SUNFLOWER HARBOR HOMELESS OUTREACH 

www.sunflowerharbor.org 

2020 totals as of the end of July

22 Direct Placements
7 New Jobs Obtained!
1 Veteran Graduated!
5 Graduates From Homelessness To Stable Housing!
7 Temporary Residents
4 IDs Obtained For Individuals
2 Veterans Helped With Applying For Benefits
77 Backpacks Of Supplies Given Out

This week in service September 23, 2020

 Sunflower Harbor Homeless outreach www.sunflowerharbor.org  Spent a lot of time this week on estimates and blue prints for the bunk house. ...