Mel sees his story of one of blessings. And that’s thanks to partners like you!
His alcoholism caused serious health issues and he ended up in the hospital. While there, he lost his job and his apartment. When he was discharged, he had no place to stay.
“I had everything. And in a week, I had nothing,” Mel says.
But thanks to the support of partners like you, Mel didn’t have to experience homelessness or hunger. He came to Everett Gospel Mission and received hot, delicious meals and a safe place to sleep.Keep Reading
“I have nothing except for what the Mission has given me.” – Mel
Mel also received essential care that helped him overcome his addiction. He was surrounded by supportive people who helped him gain the tools necessary to change his life such as recovery support, Bible study, counseling and relapse prevention classes.
But what changed his life the most, was God. For the first time in his life, Mel had access to the Bible and faith-based classes. He’s given his life to God and was baptized this past Easter.
Meeting God and seeing how reaching out to others has changed Mel so much that instead of being bitter over his hardships, he is simply overwhelmed by the grace and hope he now has. And he’s learned how great it feels to share that with others.
Today, one of Mel’s favorite things to do is volunteer and help out with the Mission’s donations.
“I just love the feeling of taking in the donations and making people feel good,” Mel says.
You can have that same feeling when you help provide meals this Christmas to the men, women and children who are experiencing hunger.
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