The rich and poor have this in common, the Lord is maker of them all. - Proverbs 22:2
If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? - James 2:16
He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. - Proverbs 14:31
The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me. - Matthew 25:40
“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” - Hebrews 13:2
Room in the Inn-Memphis is thankful for the following ministries that work with us to serve those experiencing homelessness.
Burrito Ministry/Iona Fellowship
Volunteers gather every Tuesday afternoon to cook and assemble burritos. They are distributed along with bottles of water and cookies to members of the homeless community in downtown Memphis. From this group of people, some Room in the Inn-Memphis guests are identified.
Manna House Memphis offers hospitality to homeless and poor guests. Hospitality includes welcoming of guests, and the offering of basic services such as clothing, hygiene items, showers, and serving coffee or other beverages. Manna House is the current pick up and drop off location for Room in the Inn-Memphis. www.facebook.com/pages/Manna-House-Memphis/163896027029960
Project Homeless Connect
Project Homeless Connect is a massive one-day event targeting unsheltered homeless people in Memphis and Shelby County at which all the resources and services needed to leave homelessness are provided under one roof, at one time. Community volunteers pair up one-on-one with homeless individuals beginning with street engagement and ending with accessing a wide array of resources at the Cook Convention Center. This project is coordinated by the Community Alliance for the Homeless.