Coronavirus Update: February 2021
We continue to operate the shelter at half capacity in order to keep guests safe through social distancing. We are doing our best to house homeless families and individuals who reach out to us by directly connecting them with landlords and available units. Since the start of our fiscal year last July, we have moved over 115 men, women, and families with children from homelessness to housing of their own.
Contactless bags of groceries and pantry items are available on a first-come, first-served basis, as supplies last, each Wednesday at 12 noon. We continue to provide three hot and nutritious meals a day for our shelter guests.
We remain conscientious in implementing safety measures for staff and guests, including the wearing of masks, use of hand sanitizer, and education efforts around proper handwashing.
As part of our Eviction Prevention Programs, we processed over 1300 application and assisted hundreds with rental assistance and utility payments, ensuring they could safely remain housed.
As the pandemic continues to challenge us, we are buoyed by the support of so many in our community who have made financial contributions. We are deeply grateful to those who shared their stimulus checks with us. Now, more than ever, your support makes a huge difference in helping our homeless and hungry neighbors during these difficult times. If you would like to help, please make checks payable to Good Shepherd Center and mail to 811 Martin Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. You can also access our wish list on Amazon.com (https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/222N3ER2M1XW1/ref=cm_go_nav_hz).
We thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we are working without our usual corps of 500 volunteers and our priority remains the safety and well-being of our homeless guests.
Wishing you and yours continued good health.