Ocean County Homeless 2014
All donations from individuals, businesses and organizations are fully tax-deductible.
The most productive way to get started helping the homeless is to join forces with a well-established operation. As a volunteer you will learn from those who are already making a difference rather than repeating the mistakes of well-meaning but misguided novices. By receiving “on the job” training, our team was able to experience the rewards of accomplishment right away.
A good place to start volunteering is at your local church.
One of the best ways to help a homeless person is to show them respect. As you look into their eyes, talk to them with genuine interest and recognize their value as an individual. You will give them a sense of dignity that they rarely experience.
Make your charitable, tax-deductible contribution payable to HAVEN and send to:
Attn: Ken Happle
P.O. Box 5441
Toms River, NJ 08754 ….or
Attn: Bill Southrey
231 N. New Road
Absecon, NJ 08201…. or
Attn: Louis Gasparini
325 9th Street South
Brigantine, NJ 08203
90% OF DONATIONS USED FOR DIRECT SERVICES. WE ARE A REGISTERED 501 C 3.
Lastly, prayer is one of the easiest and most positive ways you can help the homeless.
Because of the harshness of their lives, many homeless people are crushed in spirit. But Psalm 34:17-18 says, “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (NIV) God can use your prayers to bring deliverance and healing to broken lives.
Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready.
And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatsoever to him.
Please help us fight against homelessness and poverty!