I'm Living In My Car...ask me why?
Redwood Gospel Mission's Third Annual 24 In Your Car is a life transformational fundraiser event, where for 24 hours people of all walks of life live out of their car to help those in need.
It is disconcerting to hear that someone you know is now homeless. The first thing you want to do is to help them, but are unsure about how to do it, what to offer or simply what to say. You are not alone.
24 In your Car will not only bring awareness about the growing homeless population in our community, but will also help participants know how to answer the question "How can I help those in need?"
24 In Your Car is on Saturday, September 29thto Sunday, September 30thfrom 7am - 7am and will be held at Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building. Participants will be living out of their cars during this 24 hour period of time. The weekend will include learning about a variety of topics related to homelessness and other activities to help them understand some of the challenges the homeless face each day.
The Redwood Gospel Mission, along with local churches, organizations, and volunteers will join together to impact individuals through an experience that will inspire them to be the voice of change for the "invisible neighbor."
Opportunities to participate, to serve, and to donate are at www.24inyourcar.com
Who we are: In the grace and power of Jesus Christ, thousands of people in Sonoma County have poured themselves out for the hungry and afflicted through the ministry of the Redwood Gospel Mission. And because of their efforts, a light has shown in the darkness. It is a light which is much more than the landmark neon "Jesus Saves" sign that lights up the corner of 6th and Wilson for the last 5 decades.
It is a light brought about by the transformed lives which have resulted from the ministries of all those who have poured themselves out. Beginning as a 14 bed shelter in 1963, the Mission now mobilizes the community to minister to the needy through a variety of homeless services, recovery programs, vocational training, jail ministries, outreach events, and thrift store.
Executive Director, Jeff Gilman