McDowell Mission Ministries is asking the city of Marion for financial help to fix the heating, air conditioning and plumbing problems at the Friendship Home, which is the shelter for homeless women and children.
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#23 Dec 20, 2012
Donations of money on specific causes do not go tho those that they are raised for and their is HUGE favoritism thru out the shelter but there is no changing any of this, if you rock the boat you truly will be homeless, this I know from first hand experience.
#24 Oct 21, 2013
I totally support and respect the shelters. I would help in any way I could. But I think "Firecracker" is at least 3 different people responding to herself! It's funny. The 2 who praised her wrote exactly like her. Lol
#25 Jul 18, 2014
Yup.Im a woman and see this issue.Men's shelters are important too.There are more homeless men in this country than woman and it is sexist how badly the male population is treated compared to how women are.I got saved when I lived in Marion...I was abused and homeless and from New Jersey.A Pastor whom I am searching for lately had bought me a ticket home,gave me money for food and such and he even drove me all the way to Charlotte to catch my bus...but I believe that a Man in times of that kind of strife should be treated equal to woman.Homelessness is a horrible issue and No matter what your gender may be,one should be treated the same as the other.
#26 Jul 18, 2014
This place really does need the help..they needed it 3 years ago when I was picked up from almost being raped and put in the safe house and ended up in The Friendship Home.I agree that Men's shelters should be treated with equality however it is VERY real that the Director of this particular shelter told me about 3 or 4 years ago that they needed these repairs and for 4 years the repairs have yet to be made and this place saves people from injustice of being homeless and feeling hopeless.So yup they were maybe a bit closed minded.Hell,I plan on donating and will call Either Pastor Warren or Mindy on Monday to see how Me living in WI,How I may be able to donate something.I don't expect others to do so but I speak for myself...and whoever doesn't understand that,I pity.
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