Mahtomedi church's mission: Giving hope to the homeless

Full story: TwinCities.com

Angie was a working mom and wife, with a big house in Hugo. But a domino effect of bad luck - lost jobs, divorce and finally the loss of her home - left the mother of two homeless.
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This is absolutely awesome! You can, you are, and you will make a difference. Thanks so much for making the commitment to help!

Love you guys!
Concerned

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Thank the Good Lord for places like this. My heart goes out to ones that have to lose their homes.Esp. when they have children. St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi.I ever pass through there I will attend services and donate a nice amount to this kind of help.I also can stop by there and donate money to Community Resource Center in Mahtomedi.No one knows what being homeless is until it happens to them, or else they come close to losing everything.
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Always remember that the problems do not go away just because a politician makes a decision to cut funds from a given program like homelessness or poverty, or health care to the poor. St. Andrew's is doing the right thing by addressing the problem that is still there after tax cuts have taken their toll. Poverty and Social injustice are WMD's right here in Minnesota. Great Job !
Mike of Friendly

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I am surprised that our Govt cant or wont help a mother of 2 who became homeless, instead of stepping in and helping a former taxpayer she got the cold shoulder from Washington County, thats a bad example to set you people in high places in Wasgington County! My God you all will be held accountable for what you did or did not do when our short lives are finished on earth. We all need to show more compassion to all, I wonder what the employee at Wash County would do if they lost job, home and was turned away repeatedly??? Cry like a baby I bet!

IT times we all start paying closer attention to homeless and poor in Mn and twin Cities, there is not enough afforable housing here, wake up, join Habitat for Humanity and this church to help people in your community.

Thanks and God Bless you all!!! Way to go Body of Christ for helping people in need!!!!
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It is very rare that I see people who claim to be Christians actually doing what Jesus taught - helping those who are less fortunate. Props to the people of this church for actually carrying out this mission. I respect and admire your hard work and selfless giving. It is exactly what this country needs right now.
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Homelessness and/or poverty goes beyond politics and histrionic political rhetoric. Here is one example where people are helping others in dire straits with compassion and humanity.

It's too bad that some pols in this MN Legislative and Congressional district consider the homelessness et.al. moochers of government entitlements or assistance programs. The economy is supposed to be getting better. Well, folks, then why does a gentrified suburb as Mahtomedi or growing[?] exurb like Hugo suddenly have homeless citizens appearing daily asking for basic subsistence?

Thank Heaven for the churches etc. helping their communities where the tax subsidized civil agencies have failed. Human compassion, dignity, and respect are people-to-people traits that supersede the ever present rabid political rhetoric or human maligning we all are exposed to.

It's time for all of us to be our brothers' or sisters' keepers for our society to progress through these stressful economic times.
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Shannon wrote:
It is very rare that I see people who claim to be Christians actually doing what Jesus taught - helping those who are less fortunate. Props to the people of this church for actually carrying out this mission. I respect and admire your hard work and selfless giving. It is exactly what this country needs right now.
I see this kind of behavior from Christians every day. I see it also among people of other faiths.
We just don't hear about it because many people of faith that help do so quietly.
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This story makes me want to vomit. We bought a big house we couldn't afford, we lost a job just like 20% of Americans so now we're homeless. So where is the divorced father to pay child support? Go up and down the east metro and all you see is huge signs on the exterior of apartment buildings begging people to rent there for less that 600.00 per month. Easy solution: Get your legally owed child support payments in line so you can rent an apartment. The court will also take into consideration your child care needs and include money for that. Find a job at Walmart for 8.00 per hour. Thats 1300.00 per month. Take advantage of the numerous foodshelves in the area. Get your act together. There is no way you should be homeless in your situation
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Swamp Fox wrote:
Homelessness and/or poverty goes beyond politics and histrionic political rhetoric.
Funny how you couldn't get past it in your own rant. I'm sure you blame Bush, right?
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Bob in the Grove wrote:
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I see this kind of behavior from Christians every day. I see it also among people of other faiths.
We just don't hear about it because many people of faith that help do so quietly.
Great point! I many Christians that give time and money but do not draw attention to themselves. Humility is a virtue.
I have no idea how your post would warrant a "clueless" judge it. Probably some religious bigot.
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It makes me cry thinking that people can be nice like this. God bless this church!

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