Last winter, we met Warren, a quiet, friendly guy, who sat in our center reading or helping staff keep the center clean. We took him in to our winter shelter and began to work with him to help him find work and housing.
Through a community service group we started with the Georgetown BID, Warren proved to be a hard worker. A few weeks after he started volunteering with the BID, he joined the Block by Block Street Cleaning Team as a full-time employee!
Warren wrote GMC a letter of appreciation. We hope it will warm your hearts as much as it did ours.
To Whom It May Concern,
This letter is being written to express my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to GMC Ministries. A few months ago, my life had taken a turn for the worse. I had been lay-off and what I once called home, no longer existed. With no money, no home or a job, I was slowly losing the hope and peace, I had within. Until, a friend directed me to the GMC Ministries, in hopes of regaining my self-respect and re-building my confidence. In my heart, I always know and felt that I was a good person, who believed in higher power and that He would not put no more on me than I could bear. GMC Ministries afforded me the opportunity to get back on my feet and to establish a solid foundation. Through this ministry, shelter, food and clothing were given not only to me, but to others who participated in the program. This ministry provided physical and mental screening, training sessions where resumes could update and submitted for employment and substance abuse counseling and so on. In addition, there were volunteering opportunities where I one could be recruited and hired for a full-time position. As a result, I had been hired by Block By Block Cleaning Company. Now, I have something to look forward to and to be proud of.
I would like to give a special thanks to the GMC staff members Gunther, Roy, Stephanie and others for trusting and believing me when I did believe in myself.
Thank you for showing so much compassion, love and concern for others who had fallen on hard times. May God bless and keep you always.