Friendship Home needs $100,000 for ai...

Friendship Home needs $100,000 for air, plumbing repairs

There are 24 comments on the McDowell News story from Apr 18, 2012, titled Friendship Home needs $100,000 for air, plumbing repairs. In it, McDowell News reports that:

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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Concerned

Little Switzerland, NC

#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.
Hmmm

Asheville, NC

#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
Tara

Elm Grove, WI

#25 Jul 18, 2014
What A Joke wrote:
What the Friendship House needs is to have undercover detectives find out where all the money, donations, and supplies the community already gives is going. Why does this organization always throw up the women's shelter and never mention the men's? Is it because women and children pull more heart strings? Please everyone get to know your charity before you donate. You may be surprised at what you find out. Volunteering is a great way to learn more about the organization.
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.
Tara

Ripon, WI

#26 Jul 18, 2014
firecracker3369 wrote:
U know u both are very wrong and rude. That place is doing its best to help people, to show love and compassion yet we have people like u that feels the need to mess things up. I only pray n hope that the two of u will never be in this situation where u have to live on a place like that.
The shelters help both men and women get there education, a job, homes of there own, get things the kids n parents need. The McDowell missions are the only shelters in NC that u can stay as long as they need to as long as those people are working on bettering themselfs and if u would go by there u would c for yourself.
N if I was u I'd be careful with what u say because the good lord works in ways we will never understand and one day u may end up in a place like that n eat the words ur saying now!!!!
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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