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Winter Needs & Holiday Hope

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Our latest episode, “Winter Needs and Holiday Hope”, is no available for listening!

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Winter months can be cold, dark and lonely for those who need help. Wrap up the gift of your time and talent this holiday and winter season and volunteer. Help those who are struggling experience a little hope and joy.

From left to right: Laura Rogers, Kristin Schurrer-Hands on Twin Cities, Mary Vukelich and Beth Ulrich

“Welcoming the Stranger”

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Our second episode “Welcoming the Stranger” is now available for listening!

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Guest panel during The Caring Effect Radio Show – “Welcoming the Stranger”: (left to right) Beth O-Connell, Danielle Ronning, Michelle Gerrard and Beth Ulrich

Without a place to sleep, unsure of where their next meal will come from, with no one to watch out for them; our homeless youth feel desperately alone. Please open your heart and reach out to help. The love and time you invest will have an immense impact on our homeless youth.

According to Wilder Research of homeless youth:

  • On any given night, 550 to 650 Minnesota youth 17 and under experience homelessness
  • 10,000 youth in Minnesota will experience homelessness in any given year
  • More than half of homeless youth have been physically and sexually abused.
  • The average age for youth on their own is 16

Wilder and their partners put together a "resources and how you can help web page" which you can access here:

http://www.wilder.org/homelessyouth.0.html

Resources for Teen Homelessness






Freeport West
The Bridge for Youth
Oasis for Youth
Lutheran Social Services
Hope Street & St. Joe‘s Emergency Shelter
Project Homeless Connect
Ain Dah Yung Center
Division of Indian Works
Face to Face Safe Zone
Pillsbury House
Southeast Asain Community Council
YMCA POINT Northwest

“Feeding the Hungry”

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Play the podcast below to listen to our show about food shelves.

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“Feeding the Hungry” radio show guests (left to right): Tami Champeau, Beth Ulrich, Rob Zeaske, Rebecca Reid

925 million people were undernourished in 2010
United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization

1 in 10 Minnesotans is at risk for hunger
Second Harvest Heartland

On average, Emergency Food Network′s services and programs to the community can provide one meal for about $.50. In other words:

$25 = 50 meals
$50 = 100 meals
$75 = 150 meals
$100 = 200 meals

Hunger affects many people in our own community, your neighbor, co-worker or the person next to you in line at the Post Office. Won’t you be the one to help stop hunger?

Local Food Shelves:

Messiah Lutheran Food Shelf

Emergency food shelf network

Greater Lake Country Food Bank

Groveland Food shelf

Sharing and Caring Hands

Keystone Community Services

Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners

Hunger Solutions

RiverWorks Food Shelf