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Report on Campers Christmas
Gifts were distributed to 15 camps and one apartment on Monday afternoon, December 19, 2016.
The camps were on the coast in Biloxi and Gulfport. The apartment was where Shepherd helped three people who had been homeless for three years, finally get a place indoors.
Thank You to wonderful donors and volunteers. We recieved just enough gift bags and camping supplies for everyone. We handed out tents, cookstoves, propane, tarps, sleeping bags, blankets, clothing, wonderful personal items, food and treats including home baked cakes and cookies. The campers were very appreciative!!!
Top two images show grateful campers. Bottom left image shows garbage bags stuffed with a designated number of gift bags for each camp. Bottom right image shows some of the helping members from Shepherd's Board of Directors.
Report on Thanksgiving in the Woods
The event was held on November 26, 2016 at the Hansboro Community Center in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Volunteers delivered a Thanksgiving meal to 13 campsites scattered throughout Gulfport and Biloxi.
The camps ranged in size from 2-20 campers each for a total of 88 campers served in the woods.
We also served about 15 campers at the Hansboro Center.
Thank You for sharing your holiday spirit with the homeless!