I would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas from all of us here at Haven of Rest Ministries. Without you we would not be able to offer shelter, nutritious meals, and supportive services to our hurting guests.
This year, 2020 began with several weeks of the frigid polar vortex. We are thankful that Haven of Rest can provide a place for the homeless to come in out of the frigid cold weather.
Even with the continuance of the pandemic and as we see a rise in numbers of cases once again, we are busy planning another outstanding holiday for the families and individuals that we serve. This month we will host our annual Thanksgiving Dinner. What a wonderful privilege to honor our community as we do every year with this special meal and good conversation! Our staff and volunteers will help to serve all our guests a delicious lunch and dinner of turkey with all the trimmings. Each year we do our best to make Christmas special by giving each child new toys along with other stocking stuffers, such as books, coloring books and crayons, puzzles and much more. Families and individuals enjoy several Christmas parties and special meals provided by many of you through your churches, offices, and civic groups. We thank you.
As of this writing, strategies have been put in place to create a safe environment during the fall and winter season for our guests who are coming off the streets and out of the cold.
Thank you for walking with us this past year. Your support during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons will give us the opportunity to continue to minister to the men, women and children who have no place to go. You are making a difference in the lives of those we serve!
Rev. Jeff Kaiser, CEO