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BEACON STREET MINISTRIES

BEACON STREET MINISTRIES
CROWDRISE : Mar 29, 2014
Tax ID: 27-2937099
BASED: Clearwater, FL, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.beaconstreetministries.org

BEACON STREET MINISTRIES

Mission House Needed

Beacon Street needs your help. Without your help we will lose our home and this work comes to an end. Please select a donation level and help us purchase a facility that will allow the continuation of the feeding and pantry programs. No amount is too small. Before it's too late, you can come and observe the work we do. Call to schedule a time to visit the food pantry or participate in the Friday outreach. - Every Friday, in downtown Clearwater, FL, hundreds of people are awaiting our arrival with their plastic containers. Some have waited a long while.......

Beacon Street Ministries Outreach

 

It is appalling that anyone must go hungry! 
With real grief I know in every city in America, there are children, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, those who no longer work, those who have lost work, those who have lost their society, who are hungry because they do not have sufficient food to eat. Day after day after day for these souls, the search for food is real and unrelenting. For most who read this, the need to search for food is so foreign, it is not comprehendible.

 

Our goal at Beacon Street Ministries Outreach (BSMO) is to assist anyone with a need by bringing a hot meal to the homeless on the streets of Clearwater, Florida. This includes veterans who have responded to the call of their country and elderly who bring their Tupperware dishes to fill with homemade food. 


If only you could be blessed, as I have been, to see each one walking away rubbing their stomach with a smile on their face shouting a "Thank You So Much." 

Without your help it is very possible I have heard the last, "Thank you so much."

Each week approximately 100 to 125 hot meals are provided to anyone in need.  Although a hot meal is incredibly important and beneficial, that alone does not possess the possibility of changing a life. With their consent and participation, prayer for their needs and that of their family is offered.  Perpetual and profound expression of love and concern is what they receive and deep inside a glimmer of hope awakens.

 

Most of all, what is understood throughout history that changes the direction of people and mankind is HOPE. From the embryo of hope grows the courage to see a different outcome. When those who come to Beacon Street Ministries Outreach demonstrate courage, we are there with the resources to help them change their lives.

 

NOW, WE NEED YOUR HELP.
The building from which Beacon Street Ministries Outreach (BSMO) prepares the weekly meals and houses the food pantry is to be sold. The work of feeding the hungry will come to an end. These poor souls will be abandoned. Not because the servants are few, but because the structure is absent.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP in purchasing a new building.

The property where the Mission House is located is being sold. A new place must be found before July 1, 2014!
 

May I ask of you, if at all possible, to help us raise the funds to continue the work of easing the ache of hunger? Without BSMO 150 people a week miss a meal,  600 a month, 7,200 meals a year! We have the food. We have the volunteers. We don't have a home.

Could you help us plant the seed of hope, continue the mission of building and restoring people and families to the model for which they were intended.

 

We can secure a property near our current location for $70,000. It is currently vacant

 

If you find your circumstances prevent you from helping, please pass this along to your friends and family. So many good people are in search of an opportunity to support or be engaged in the continuation of meaningful works. Your friends and family may be willing to help Beacon Street Ministries Outreach (BSMO) help others. 

 

Please select a donation level and help us purchase a facility that will allow the continuation of the feeding and pantry programs. No amount is too small.

Before it's too late, you can come and observe or participate in the work we do. The most dramatic change that occurs through Beacon Street Ministries Outreach takes place in the hearts and minds of those who serve. Come hear our story.  Call to schedule a time to visit the food pantry or participate in the Friday outreach.

For more information and to contribute:
http://igg.me/at/BeaconStreetMinistries

deechastain@beaconstreetministries.org
Dee Chastain at 727-2788-2285

 

Beacon Street Ministries Outreach (BSMO) prepares and delivers meals to the homeless population. Our food pantry provides food for over 100 families a month. This is 1,200 families a year. At times for these families it is a matter of paying the bills or eating.  Many families visit our pantry to supplement their food budget.  For some, this food source is all they have.  With the elderly who come, their resources are so scarce they must choose between much needed medication or food to nourish their body.  Without help from people just like you, the outcome could be these who struggle so, will suffer.

 

We have the food. We have the volunteers. We don't have a home.

 

The community where we are located is riddled with prostitution, drugs, alcohol, and gang violence.  At Beacon Street we not only bring food but a loving spirit.  Children in the community come to the mission house for a treat and encouragement.  We reward those with good grades and encourage those that are not doing as well. Yes, we’ve even sat by their side as a text book is read and homework completed.

This work will end without your help.

 

NOW, WE NEED YOUR HELP IF THE PANTRY IS TO CONTINUE.
The building from which Beacon Street Ministries Outreach (BSMO) prepares the weekly meals and houses the food pantry is to be sold. The work of feeding the hungry will come to an end. These poor souls will be abandoned. Not because the servants are few, but because the structure is absent.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP in purchasing a new building.

The property where the Mission House is located is being sold. A new place must be found before July 1, 2014!
 

May I ask of you, if at all possible, to help us raise the funds to continue this vital work of easing the ache of hunger? Without BSMO pantry, 100 families a month,  1,200 a year, won't have the food needed to prepare breakfast to send the kids off to school, or have the luxury of eating and keeping the electric on, or eating and purchasing blood pressure medicine!

 

We have the food. We have the volunteers. We don't have a home.

 

Could you help us  plant the seed of hope?
Could YOU help us continue the mission of building and restoring people and families to the model for which they were intended?

 

We can secure a property near our current location for $70,000. It is currently vacant

 

Your circumstances prevent you from helping. Please pass this along to your friends and family.

 

So many good people, just like you, are in search of an opportunity to support or be engaged in the continuation of meaningful works. Your friends and family may be willing to help Beacon Street Ministries Outreach (BSMO) help others. 

 

Please select a donation level and help us purchase a facility that will allow the continuation of the feeding and pantry programs. No amount is too small.

Accept this invitation to come and observe or participate in the work we do. The most dramatic change that occurs through Beacon Street Ministries Outreach takes place in the hearts and minds of those who serve.

Come hear our story. Come and see how by the act of your hand, the life of another can be so profoundly touched.  Call to schedule a time to visit the food pantry or participate in the Friday outreach.

For more information and to contribute:
http://igg.me/at/BeaconStreetMinistries

deechastain@beaconstreetministries.org
Dee Chastain at 727-2788-2285

 

As a school teacher, I see children each day that do not have enough food, clothing, or love, and this carries over to the homeless population, elderly, and low income parents trying to provide for their families.  I can tell you first hand the hurt one feels when you know all you have is a bag of flour and some butter to prepare dinner for your family. Now is the time to reach out in compassion, before the flickering ember of hope is extinguished.

 

My heart cries for the opportunity to teach computer skills to the young mothers, daughters and sons, to enable them to create income that is so desperately needed.  I have the skill and training to do this. It is my dream of a way I can respond to their courage inspired by hope, that they can change their lives, if only they were given the chance. THIS DREAM NEEDS TO HAPPEN.

 

BEACON STREET MINISTRIES OUTREACH WILL SOON BE HOMELESS. We need to acquire a building to continue the ministry. Please play a role in creating enduring change in the lives of those who have courage to walk in hope renewed.

 

NOW, WE NEED YOUR HELP IF THE PANTRY IS TO CONTINUE.
The building from which Beacon Street Ministries Outreach (BSMO) prepares the weekly meals and houses the food pantry is to be sold. The work of feeding the hungry will come to an end. These poor souls will be abandoned. Not because the servants are few, but because the structure is absent.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP in purchasing a new building.

The property where the Mission House is located is being sold. A new place must be found before July 1, 2014!
 

May I ask of you, if at all possible, to help us raise the funds to continue this vital work of easing the ache of hunger? Without BSMO pantry, 50 families a month,  600 a year, won't have the food needed to prepare breakfast to send the kids off to school, or have the luxury of eating and keeping the electric on, or eating and purchasing blood pressure medicine!

 

We have the food. We have the volunteers. We don't have a home.

 

Could you help us  plant the seed of hope?
Could YOU help us continue the mission of building and restoring people and families to the model for which they were intended?

 

We can secure a property near our current location for $70,000. It is currently vacant

 

Your circumstances prevent you from helping. Please pass this along to your friends and family.

 

So many good people, just like you, are in search of an opportunity to support or be engaged in the continuation of meaningful works. Your friends and family may be willing to help Beacon Street Ministries Outreach (BSMO) help others. 

 

Please select a donation level and help us purchase a facility that will allow the continuation of the feeding and pantry programs. No amount is too small.

Accept this invitation to come and observe or participate in the work we do. The most dramatic change that occurs through Beacon Street Ministries Outreach takes place in the hearts and minds of those who serve.

Come hear our story. Come and see how by the act of your hand, the life of another can be so profoundly touched.  Call to schedule a time to visit the food pantry or participate in the Friday outreach.

For more information and to contribute:
http://igg.me/at/BeaconStreetMinistries

deechastain@beaconstreetministries.org
Dee Chastain at 727-2788-2285

Who do you think the homeless people are?

Who do you think shows up a food lines?

What type of person goes to a food pantry for a box of food?

I was shocked when the truth was revealed to me. Those who appeared across the serving table were not at all who I expected. It was not those we wish invisible, but was those who said not a word but suffered in silence, as they journeyed the same road I travel. AND I DID NOT KNOW.

Please watch the video so you too can SEE how wrong I was, and how perhaps yuu may also be wrong.

 

No one wants to be in a queue to receive a hot meal. If there was another choice each and every one of those who come, would choose another option. But every week, they do come, they must come.

 

No one wants to come to a food pantry so they can feed their family. If they had a choice, they would never come. But they do come, they must come.

 

No one wants to demonstrate, to say, they need help. Every day, with broken hearts, they come.

 

At Beacon Street Ministries Outreach (BSMO) they are met with the respect every human being deserves, a smile, and concern for their loved ones.  The daily grind of toiling in obscurity, isolated, without clear purpose, creates despair.

 

They feel no one can hear their cry, knows their suffering. Words prove inadequate in describing the privilege of securing another in an embrace of comfort. As much as Beacon Street is a vital resource, it is an opportunity for every volunteer to know they are engaged in meaningful work. Through such knowing, the veil that obscures truth lifts and the lesson of life is revealed. This world in which we all exist is but a large classroom from which one lesson is taught. The lesson to be learned is LOVE.

 

At Beacon Street Ministries Outreach, we have learned the lesson well. Those who come, the broken and poor, the downtrodden and abandoned, even the one's forgotten, are given the respect every human being deserves. Every single time an act of kindness, of tenderness is extended to another, God smiles and the Universe hurries to complete within those voids created by holding so fast those things of no eternal purpose.

 

If respect and loving kindness is to continue through Beacon Street Ministries, your help is needed.

 

NOW, WE NEED YOUR HELP IF THE PANTRY IS TO CONTINUE.
The building from which Beacon Street Ministries Outreach (BSMO) prepares the weekly meals and houses the food pantry is to be sold. The work of feeding the hungry will come to an end. These poor souls will be abandoned. Not because the servants are few, but because the structure is absent.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP in purchasing a new building.

The property where the Mission House is located is being sold. A new place must be found before July 1, 2014!
 

May I ask of you, if at all possible, to help us raise the funds to continue this vital work of easing the ache of hunger? Without BSMO pantry, 50 families a month,  600 a year, won't have the food needed to prepare breakfast to send the kids off to school, or have the luxury of eating and keeping the electric on, or eating and purchasing blood pressure medicine!

 

We have the food. We have the volunteers. We don't have a home.

 

Could you help us  plant the seed of hope?
Could YOU help us continue the mission of building and restoring people and families to the model for which they were intended?

 

We can secure a property near our current location for $70,000. It is currently vacant

 

Your circumstances prevent you from helping. Please pass this along to your friends and family.

 

So many good people, just like you, are in search of an opportunity to support or be engaged in the continuation of meaningful works. Your friends and family may be willing to help Beacon Street Ministries Outreach (BSMO) help others. 

 

Please select a donation level and help us purchase a facility that will allow the continuation of the feeding and pantry programs. No amount is too small.

Accept this invitation to come and observe or participate in the work we do. The most dramatic change that occurs through Beacon Street Ministries Outreach takes place in the hearts and minds of those who serve.

Come hear our story. Come and see how by the act of your hand, the life of another can be so profoundly touched.  Call to schedule a time to visit the food pantry or participate in the Friday outreach.

For more information and to contribute:
http://igg.me/at/BeaconStreetMinistries

deechastain@beaconstreetministries.org
Dee Chastain at 727-2788-2285

 

LIFE VISITS PEOPLE....

in the most unexpected ways.

 

Yasminka was chatting with me when her phone rang.  The person on the other end said, “Your house is on fire! Are your children with you?”  We all left running to her home to find Yasminka's home was on fire. As a stood. alongside Yasminka and her children, I could feel the cost convulsing through her.

"My children's clothes...what can they wear tomorrow?"

"All their school stuff, it's all gone."

"The sofa, chairs, books, where will we sit?"

"The history of my family, our journey from my Armenian village to America....no one will know."

"We have no food, no towels, we don't even have a toothbrush!"

"What am I going to do?"

"What will become of us now?"

 

Beacon Street Ministries Outreach was able to help the single mom of three with food, some clothing, and household goods. Along with the temporary resources of the Red Cross Yasminka and her children did have a place to stay. Throughout the following weeks Yasminka had the assurance she would not be compelled to walk this way of sorrow alone. The embrace of companionship, the counsel of wisdom and the envelope of prayer guided Yasminka and her family back to a life of normalcy.

Life visits people in ways they can not imagine and in ways for which they can rarely prepare. If a person is one of meager resources, LIFE can throw some really difficult bumps in your pathway.

 

At Beacon Street Ministries Outreach, we make it our purpose to know if they just secured a job or a place to live. We want to know and enter into the moment with them if they have received medical care, have their prescriptions filled, had surgery. Our purpose is to assist younger ones get back in touch with their families and get back home. Such reunions share as a basis of understanding the pathology of an apology and the responsibility of true forgiveness. It is then when Mother and Father, son and daughter can embrace and allow the tears of acceptance and joy to wash them clean.

 

A family restored. A glorious outcome. This too, will come to an end.

 

NOW, WE NEED YOUR HELP..
The building from which Beacon Street Ministries Outreach (BSMO) prepares the weekly meals, houses the food pantry, counsels the bereaved, advises the estranged,  is to be sold. The work of feed serving will come to an end. These poor souls will be abandoned. Not because the servants are few, but because the structure is absent.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP in purchasing a new building.

The property where the Beacon Street Ministries Outreach is located is being sold. A new place must be found before July 1, 2014!
 

May I ask of you, if at all possible, to help us raise the funds to continue this vital work of easing the ache of hunger?  Without BSMO pantry, 50 families a month,  600 a year, won't have the food needed to prepare breakfast to send the kids off to school, or have the luxury of eating and keeping the electric on, or eating and purchasing blood pressure medicine!

 

Without BSMO 150 meals a week are gone, 600 hot meals a month, 7,200 people whose search for food to eat is unfulfilled each year.

 

We have the food. We have the volunteers. We don't have a home.

 

Could you help us  plant the seed of hope in the hearts of those who feel isolated?

Can you help us be pesent as the ember of courage compels rising above the circumstances?
Could YOU help us continue the mission of building and restoring people and families to the model for which they were intended?

 

Would you be willing to join with us in the celebration of lives renewed, restored, rejoined because you decided to help?  It is not by one hand we see such victories, but by the collective desire to touch the life of another in a meaningful way.

 

We can secure a property near our current location for $70,000. It is currently vacant

 

Your circumstances may prevent you from helping. If so, please pass this along to your friends and family.

 

So many good people, just like you, are in search of an opportunity to support or be engaged in the continuation of meaningful works. Your friends and family may be willing to help Beacon Street Ministries Outreach (BSMO) help others. 

 

Please select a donation level and help us purchase a facility that will allow the continuation of the feeding and pantry programs. No amount is too small.

Accept this invitation to come and observe or participate in the work we do. The most dramatic change that occurs through Beacon Street Ministries Outreach takes place in the hearts and minds of those who serve. For these, the veil obscuring truth is pulled back and the lesson is fully learned.

Come hear our story. Come and see how by the act of your hand, the life of another can be so profoundly touched.  Call to schedule a time to visit the food pantry or participate in the Friday outreach.

For more information and to contribute:
http://igg.me/at/BeaconStreetMinistries

deechastain@beaconstreetministries.org
Dee Chastain at 727-2788-2285

 

If we cannot raise the funds to purchase another Mission House we will be forced to shut our doors after years of service to this community.  Hundreds of families will be affected by not receiving food from the pantry that carries them though the month.  Those who are on the street will not receive a meal.  Our homeless population consists of Veterans, mentally ill, those that are victims of our declining economy, teen runaways, and children.  60% of those receiving the hot meals are not homeless. They need help, to make it to the next week. Our meal means the flower and butter are for another day.... and someone cries

 

The thought of anyone going hungry is appalling.  Without your help that is just what will happen.  There will not be boxes of food or a hot meal. No advocate. No council. No embrace, No envelope. No apology. No forgiveness. No one will be there to respond to "What will become of us now?"  It is truly heartbreaking and brings tears.

 

 

Of course you want to help, but need to know more. 

Beacon Street Ministries is a nonprofit 501(C)3 outreach mission.  We incorporated in 2010 but have been active with the disadvantaged for 6 years.  It is our heart and is our passion to assist the disenfranchised in Pinellas County. 

Please help us.

Please call me.

No amount is too small.

 

PS:

We have come to realize this world is an endless class room.
In this class there is only one subject taught.
When the veil obscuring truth is lifted, we see the lesson is LOVE.

Beacon Street Ministries Outreach exists and seeks to continue because we have learned the lesson well. True love sets no preconditions. It matters not how these have become hungry.

Love dictates they should receive the food they need.

PLEASE HELP.

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