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Homeless Outreach hosts Christmas celebration for homeless families

The Homeless Outreach ministers to the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless mothers and children

This past weekend, The Homeless Outreach held its annual Christmas party for homeless families. The event took place at National Church of God in Fort Washington, MD. Several shelters from the metro D.C. area participated in the event.

In addition to a delicious meal; attendees were able to browse for clothing from the many tables and racks set up in the hallways. In addition, each family received a bag which includes winter items and presents for the children.

So many generous people and companies came together to make the outreach. Volunteers included Dorcas Clothing Ministry, Local Mission and EYAM Young Adult Ministry from Evangel Assembly; Domestic Missions from First Baptist Church of Glenarden; My Sisters Closet, The Gideons, volunteers from National Church of God; and many more.

The event included a program and activities for the children and ministry in song and dance. Throughout the evening there was pop-up prayer in various spots in the building.

The Homeless Outreach is an independent, Christian, non-profit, interdenominational organization which ministers to homeless and needy people in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. They minister to the physical and spiritual needs of homeless mothers and children by supplying clothing, food, and spiritual aid. The organization has been in existence for more than thity years, forming in 1986.

Carol Leo currently leads the organization and has maintained a steady and consistent stream of volunteers each year, some of who just show up on the day of the event to serve their fellow man. Leo is passionate about what she does. In a recent newsletter she said, “We are privileged to reach out to our sisters and brothers, whose deepest need is really no different than ours, and that is to allow the Lord Jesus Christ to come into their hearts and bring salvation and His Holy Spirit and delivering power.”

There are several ways to volunteer with the Homeless Outreach, including singing, puppets, skits, cooking, preaching and prayer. If you would like to donate to The Homeless Outreach, visit their site .

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com, founded in 2011. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.
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