EVENT DATE: Aug 16, 2015
Dawne Farris wrote -
Now, here's a crazy thought! "Why not do a SPRINT TRIATHLON!!??" This thought crossed my mind when thinking of how grateful I was for a stronger body, spirit, mind, and soul after struggling with a health challenge for several years. And why not celebrate by doing it for my favorite passion... El Roi Mobile Ministry? So, I am training for the Long Beach Sprint Triathlon that will be held August 16, 2015 at Shoreline to raise funds! El Roi is the name for "The God Who Sees Me" & we at El Roi believe GOD SEES EVERYONE, ALL THE TIME! Often homeless individuals feel helpless, trapped, undeserving and invisible. The daily goal of El Roi Ministry is to connect with homeless individuals, learn their names, locations of where they sleep, provide assistance with basic needs, guide them to proper resources for help, and bring light to their world with a smile of hope and neighborly attention. The way myself and other volunteers do this is by reaching into the "streets" by foot, bicycling, or automobile. Once a month or more, meals are prepared and delivered to them personally giving us an opportunity to establish relationships by showing them they are NOT invisible. Recently, due to the efforts of ERMM reaching out to a young women who sat alone on the side of a road helpless for nearly a year and half, she was successfully assisted with housing by local agencies offering her hope for a brighter future. At this time I'm beginning the process of incorporating El Roi Mobile Ministries into a Non Profit Organization and I NEED YOUR HELP! It will cost approximately $2000 dollars to make it a reality & to continue to offer help to those in need! Please join myself as Founder & "The El Roi Team" through your financial contribution and show those without homes they indeed are "SEEN"! Thank You for your support!!!