Today we have 99 residents living with us here at the shelter. At the moment we have 13 available beds on our Emergency Floor.
Our Community Meal Program:
Last evening for dinner we served 58 residents, 151 community members, and 9 children totaling 218 and after seconds… 262 meals. We also served 47 residents for breakfast and made 35 bag lunches.
Total meals for the day was 344. ß YES WOW!!!
PLEASE Make Thursday PIZZA DAY!!
Glass Nickel Pizza Company
Glass Nickel Pizza Co. is not only a fellow Broadway District business; they are good friends of the New Community Shelter!!
Please consider grabbing lunch or dinner Thursday, July 12and if you DO the New Community Shelter will receive 15% of all proceeds that day!!
Every Thursday they have a special get a 16″ SPECIALTY pizza for only $16!
It’s their best deal of the week, and they also will be having a featured cocktail that day.
Glass Nickel Pizzais located at 416 Dousman Street.
While you’re working on your yard in the evening and during the weekend – some of our residents are doing the very same in their yard… Experience submitted by Kari Watt – House Supervisor @ the Shelter
I would like to mention, since working outside on the grounds of the shelter, I have gotten to know some very amazing, hard-working, talented, artistic, interesting residents.
I would like to tell you about some of the residents who have been helping me on a consistent basis. We have a group of residents whoare always willing to get done what ever needs to be done. Rake, prune, weed whack, trim, dig, spread top soil, plant, transplant, etc… I showed them how to use a hedge trimmer and you would think they were all related to Edward Scissor Hands with how well they all caught on to pruning and shaping ugly old overgrown hedges into individual works of art. I am very impressed with how the grounds are shaping up!!! Not to mention you give some of our residents a gas powered weed whacker, you would think they were driving race cars!! They are able to weed whack, trim, and edge with great precision. Not one of these guys has any problem getting down in the dirt and help hand pull weeds!!!
I would also like to mention Carl. Carl has been helping on the grounds almost daily. He helps with yard work as well as with the gardens. He is very knowledgeable with gardening, planting, transplanting, pruning, etc…. Carl also helped me add topsoil and grass seed to the front entrance. What I really like is how he takes initiative to complete tasks without being asked or told. If Carl sees the gardens or grounds need some water, he asks staff to open the shed so he can get the hose and water what needs it. What I am hearing and seeing is our resident’s “pride in their home”.
I would like to specifically mention Mike. I recruited him to help outside for the first time this past Sunday. The only word that comes to my mind right now is, WOW!!! I could see he was truly in his element so I started asking him questions about the grounds. This man knows, I mean really knows, about our environment. He is probably the most knowledgeable person I have ever met with regard to horticulture. I’m not just talking about how to plant, prune, and care for the gardens. It’s not because he knows the names of all our perennial plants, grasses, weeds, and trees. It’s because he knows the how and why behind the easier/basic gardening stuff.
I was very intrigued by his knowledge, so much so that when he started explaining to me Tree Physiology, I had to know how in the heck he knew everything about everything regarding nature. Mike shared with me that he is a UW-Madison graduate with a degree in Agriculture. Throughout his career, he managed two farms and formerly worked as the Agricultural Director at Heifer International supporting the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Did you know?
The only living part on a tree trunk that is alive is the inner bark? It carries the food to all living parts of the tree. In turn, oxygen and water are released into the atmosphere as by-products of photosynthesis… Whoa……
It is very clear to me; Mike really cares about people, his culture, his environment, and his world….
OUR CURRENT NEEDS:
Work boots/steel toe boots (sizes 9 and 10 seem to be the sizes needed) or gift cards to purchase the correct size.Most temp agencies require steel-toe boots to be placed at a work site.
Men’s and Women’s Body Wash
Face / Body Lotions
Men’s Underwear (size M, L, XL)
Women’s Underwear (size M/L; 8/9)
Sewing Kits (small ones)
Men’s and Women’s Deodorant
SHELTER FACILITY NEEDS
Surface Cleaner (kitchen/bathroom)
56 + gallon Garbage Bags
30 + gallon Garbage Bags
Latex Gloves L and XL
KITCHEN/COMMUNITY MEAL PROGRAM
Pre-packaged lunch foods
Thank you so very much for all you do for those who struggle –
You help us provide the basic needs, the tools, and the resources needed for our residents to succeed.
Talk to you soon…