Helping the homeless has always been a passion of church member, Jenny Hohman. She has felt a calling to serve the homeless in response to her spirituality, feeling “such a strong light from within needing to be fulfilled.”
She first began working with the homeless at TAYLRD, a youth day shelter in Louisville, and, after connecting with these young people, felt they needed more.
Jenny heard about grant money from FCC from another church member and friend and so began to ask herself, “What needs of the homeless community are not being met?” Scrolling through Facebook led her to her answer: KEEP LOUISVILLE WARM (KLW).
KLW is a non-profit homeless outreach that provides support in a judgment free environment to those in need. KLW aids the homeless every Saturday serving a hot meal and other basic necessities to improve their quality of life on the streets. And what KLW needed was more heat.
The FCC grant provided Sterno cans and camping stoves (with fuel) to dozens of individuals. One man stated, “First Christian Church put the WARM back in Keep Louisville Warm.” The individuals that received the lifesaving heat from FCC are forever grateful for such kindness and generosity. They’ve seen that people really care. The wholeness grant used to fund this ministry was made possible through your faithful financial support of our church and its ministries and help fund a variety of efforts to make our world a better place. You can find more examples of those efforts or apply for a grant to make the world a better place by clicking here.