“As our brothers and sisters in Christ we are most grateful for your commitment to helping the homeless and the mission. Charity International’s willingness to lend a kind hand and touch the lives of hurting individuals by sharing the word and providing spiritual guidance helps to empower and leads to healing for so many. The teams compassion for others is such a wonderful gift.”
Rescue Outreach Mission, Inc.
Charity Intentional, Inc. helps hungry families worldwide. Nutritious food is a critical building block for children’s growth and development. Half of all childhood deaths can be traced to malnutrition or lack of food. When parents are weakened by hunger they cannot work or provide for their families. Charity International, Inc. will go out into underprivileged countries and regions of the United States to fill the greatest need by distributing food, clothing, toys, school supplies, etc. As people receive food and clothing, they enjoy physical health along with a sense of self-worth that strengthens their faith and family relationships. Demonstrating God’s love in practical ways to those suffering from hunger, famine, hurricanes and disasters is a Charity International trademark.
Some of the homeless men and women have been on the streets for years while others find themselves with nowhere else to turn for the first time in their lives. Some are battling addictions or mental health issues while some have just had a string of setbacks. Some never made it through high school and some have advanced degrees. The one thing they all have in common is that they have turned to a Shelter as a last resort. Charity International offers the homeless men, women and children in the U.S. and abroad shelter, food, respect, acceptance, and an opportunity to see, hear and respond to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Our key purpose is to provide the training in social and job skills which are necessary to enable the homeless to overcome their problems and become useful members of society once again. There are several programs in existence today which aid in removing homeless and transient people off the streets by feeding and sheltering them. This however is a temporary answer to a permanent social problem. It is like putting a band-aid on a broken leg. As the old saying goes:
“Give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, he will eat for a lifetime.” We believe that a combination of social and job skills training is the ONLY true answer to this problem.
However, skills training takes time. Because people cannot learn while worrying about where they are going to sleep or what they will eat today. Therefore food, clothing, and shelter must be a secondary function of the service we provide. Other functions may include obtaining of legal documents, legal or medical assistance as the program grows on a case by case basis. We further believe that by helping people to be reintegrated with society, we help not only them, but in a wider view, society as a whole.
By helping these men and women back into the job market, we help to decrease joblessness, along with its social and financial burden. Many of these homeless also have other social and financial responsibilities. As these people move into apartments, pay their bills, purchase food and other goods, and pay off debts, more money is moved throughout the corporate realm, as well as taxes paid to the government. This helps the economy. Also, by helping these people out of poverty, we help clean up impoverished areas, and like ripples in a pool, our lessons carry on to a much greater social level.
The things we teach these men and women, they then go out and teach others. They also give back to the program, to their communities and help other homeless people out of their situations, with the compassion of knowing where they came from themselves.