Winter Sanctuary 2014 - Sacramento

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This page was created in support of Winter Sanctuary 2014 - Click here to join this cause

Our Senior Pastor Rick Cole, Capital Christian Center, is committed to making a difference in the lives of the homeless. For 14 days, he lived on the streets of Sacramento to raise an awareness of our homeless citizens and to raise funds to provide warm food and shelter during the winter months of 2014/2015 for the homeless.  During that time, he invited Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Rockstar Jacoby Shaddix, among others, to spend the night homeless with him and they did.

Here's Pastor Rick, in his own words : "I have personally made it a goal to take responsibility for raising $100,000 for this cause. The total campaign is to raise $300,000 and I believe we, together, can do it." 

Hannah and I want to stand by our leader and so make it our goal to raise $5000 and more.  

Only $11 takes care of one homeless person for one day in the winter sanctuary.      

Please contribute towards this cause and help us meet our goal and make a radical impact in the lives of those who need it most. 

Each winter, cold and wet weather conditions threaten the lives of nearly 1,000 homeless men and women who live on Sacramento-area streets. The Winter Sanctuary Program was founded to meet the needs of these individuals with nowhere to go. Comprised of a network of religious congregations under the leadership of Sacramento Steps Forward, Winter Sanctuary is the only winter shelter option for single, homeless adults. The goal of this privately funded program is to help these individuals, who all too often fall through the cracks.

Program Basics (data from HMIS)

  • 133 nights of shelter, hot meals, and simple breakfasts provided (November 19, 2012 to March 31, 2013)
  • An average of 89 guests sheltered nightly
  • 536 unduplicated guests served
  • Average length of stay: 24 days
  • Median length of stay: 10 days

Guest Demographics and Subpopulation Characteristics (data from HMIS)

  • Gender: The majority of Winter Sanctuary guests are male. Male 63%, Female 37%, less than 1%Transgender (n=1)
  • Age: 70% of Winter Sanctuary guests are between the ages of 25 and 54. Less than 10% of guests are Transition AgeYouth age 18-24 or Seniors 62 and older, 7% and 5% respectively.

Srinivasan Sundaram
Thanks for doing a good service.
C C $100.00
Ben Jesudasan
A very worthy cause and an opportunity to "love our neighbor"
Ratna P Katuri $50.00
Enoch $100.00
Pat Kurlej
Thansk for your leadership to change the world!
Nate, Lina and Ed Batoctoy from Anatolia
We are so blessed to be part of the Winter Sanctuary Program !
Sudahar Rengasamy
Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the noble cause
Donna Sauter
Sending many hugs and prayers for you and Hannah! Love, Donna & Kurt
Abraham Jothinayagam
Welcome Home Pastor Rick. Thank you for your sacrifice to help us become better version of ourselves.
Vijay mathangi $500.00
Marisela and Paul (Health Net)
A worthy cause indeed !
Great work uncle.. May The Lord bless the effort!!
Radj Codandaramane
Vazhga Valamudan! Be Blessed By The Divine!
George Susairathnam
Thank you Bro. Abraham for the opportunity to serve.
Daniel Dara
God bless you uncle and aunty for your heart for the poor.
Bro. Abraham and sis. Hannah, we support what Pastor Rick is doing. It is a noble cause. We are called to feed the hungry and give shelter to the homeless. Our prayers are with Pastor Rick. Thanks for bringing awareness. Paul
Thank you Brother. Will call you. Jay & Annie
The Nallathambis $770.00
Ralph Riemersma
Thank You Ralph
Annan, thanks for sharing this initiative with me.
Once again thank you so much uncle for giving me an opportunity to be a part of this great mission.Please do continue to pray for me. Thanks, Praveen
Narayanan Venkitu
Remember, Giving Gives Back!
David (xDSRC)
Hello Abraham, It has been a long time... hope all is well with you and your family. Pls convey my regards to your wife. Best regards, Davide
Samuel Abraham $500.00
Hannah Abraham
Here we go!

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