We began supporting Christ House in the early 1990s because I had begun serving Friday dinner with the St. Albans Church group and saw firsthand the incredible physical and spiritual healing and personal growth that was taking place in front of me.
We believe that providing healing and hope for those experiencing homelessness is important because we are all God’s children and but for the luck of where and to whom we were born, any of us could be homeless or in other distress.
When I volunteered at Christ House, I brought our children, then ranging from 6 to 9 years old to serve with me. They helped (sort of) prepare the meals, but most importantly sat at table with the residents to share the dinner. A wonderful exchange took place: the men had some new and talkative dinner companions, and our children met folks outside of their normal circle and realized that we are all essentially alike inside.
My hope is that our donations to Christ House will keep the wonderful work that it does going for years to come and show the incredible staff how valuable their efforts are.