lunch on the road for me typically consists of energy gels and chia seeds. they keep me chugging along, but the taste is… let’s just say i don’t crave strawberry-flavored electrolyte goo.
that’s why i was so psyched when Shirley and Donna, two lovely ladies from the Washington City Mission, came out to meet me on Rte. 136 the other day with a bagged lunch in hand. in it was a sandwich, some chips and a homemade slice of cake. man, was it scrumptious.
Shirley and Donna are exemplary citizens. not just because they delivered lunch, but because they are an integral part of an organization that provides critically needed goods and services to the homeless, poor, and needy of Western Pennsylvania.
the Washington City Mission provided shelter to over 500 people last year alone. over 25 of them were children. last month the Mission served over 10,000 meals to needy citizens.
still, the number of beds and amount of food is not enough. Shirley and Donna are overwhelmed, and their Mission has to turn people away regularly due to lack of resources.
c’mon, let’s help Shirley and Donna so they can help every single person who comes to their doorstep. people shouldn’t be turned back onto the street, not knowing where they’re going to sleep that night.
please donate $10 right now if you can – just hit the red Donate button below. we don’t want children sleeping on the street one more night.