Grayson County Shelter, our neighbor at the end of the block, is a homeless shelter that is always open (24/7) and welcomes displaced families and singles from Grayson county and beyond (in both Texas and Oklahoma). The shelter is not a government agency of any ilk and relies on the goodwill donations of car-ing people, along with grants and sales from The Crowded Closet – that well named resale store next door – to cover all operating expenses.
Four times annually our congregation provides a home-cooked dinner for the residents and staff and in odd months, our Share The Bowl donations are contributed to the shelter. Many among us support The Crowded Closet with items no longer needed and regularly shop there. On Sunday we’ve invited Annette Limoges to come and tell us about the hope that lives around the corner from us.