As we head into the season of Thanksgiving - it is often the time of year we reflect on what we are thankful for. Our family, friends, health, homes etc. Yet we often stop at simple thanksgiving - and don't move towards generosity. The very things we are thankful for are often things that others in our own community lack and we can help! Let this season of thanks be one that moves you beyond your own walls!
Park Avenue Temporary Housing is a local homeless shelter that serves those in our community who don't have shelter. PATH is often in need of simple everyday items like toiletries, laundry soap, towels and warm winter gear (socks, hats, gloves). Contact them to find out what is needed this week and then give generously!
Address: 628 Park Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901
Located at First United Methodist Church is another homeless shelter for those in need. This shelter provides services during the day and a night warming shelter. Contact them to find out what needs they may have and give generously!
400 Main St, Ketchikan, Alaska
Love In Action is a city wide ministry that gives assistance to those who need help with housing costs, utilities, food, diapers and other tangible needs. Many of the services provided by Love In Action are door-to-door...meaning volunteers personally go to the sick, and homebound. Love In Action is currently collecting food for thanksgiving food baskets. You can see the list of needs HERE.
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Salvation Army is a local church that hosts our city's daily Soup Kitchen. They work hard to ensure every who needs a meal and Christ receives both! They are always looking for folks to come volunteer during the soup kitchen hours to serve and love on the folks who come to eat! Consider volunteering, or donating food! Call them to find out what specific needs they have right now!