A wonderful gift from our Diocese has been awarded to FOCUS with the help and recommendation of St Nicholas. This picture shows a newly constructed set of steps built by a team of FOCUS volunteers. The steps lead to the porch of a house occupied by two elderly sisters who receive food every month, delivered by volunteers from FOCUS and Rotary Club of Harris County. The program is open to anyone living in our community who is unable to get out and receive food at our warehouse. These are our neighbors whom we refer to as “shut-ins”.
These steps replace a very dangerous set of concrete block steps. These presented a safety hazard not only to the two elderly residents but also to the volunteers delivering the food every month. We were able to construct these new steps thanks to a very generous grant from the Episcopal Community Foundation of Middle and North Georgia.
Their gift to FOCUS was specifically given to help expand and fund our food delivery program to those “shut-ins”. We deliver food to some 30 of our neighbors every month through this program and now, thanks to this gift from ECF, we will be able to add more clients to our delivery schedule.
If you know of someone in the community who is elderly, handicapped and has no transportation, call us at FOCUS and we will see if they can qualify for our food delivery program. This is just another example of ministering to those whom Jesus referred to as “the least of our brothers and sisters”.