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Last Night 52 Homeless People Slept on the Floor of Star of Hope's Emergency Shelter

I wanted to tell you about Charity Navigator, a national nonprofit rating service.  They take nonprofit tax returns (Form 990) and calculate 9 factors which give an overall rating as to the effectiveness of the nonprofit.  They have incorporated written  reviews which have been posted by those who feel that the nonprofit is especially effective.  Star of Hope now has athree star rating (out of four stars) and have twelve reviews posted to the Star of Hope Mission Reviews page. You might be interested in Googling Charity Navigator.  You would need to register but that is an easy process; type in “Star of Hope” and learn how others view  Star of Hope and the work that is done here!   The folks at Charity Navigator seem committed to helping Charities get the word about their passion to the public!

I thought that you might like to know that last evening we had 52 people sleep on the floor at the Women and Family Emergency Shelter (here in Houston).  Thirty six of those were single women!  Typically 40 to 50 percent of our clients suffer from some level of mental illness.  Yesterday we received word that we have been conditionally approved for a grant to provide shelter to approximately 20 homeless and mentallyy ill women on a longer term basis!  This is great news because today’s society does such a poor job of assisting the mentally ill.  Twenty women may not seem like very much, but it is a start!  Mother Teresa said “if you can’t feed 100 hungry people, just feed one”.   I guess this grant is like our ONE!  God bless, and remember: “He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done.” --  Proverbs 19:17.  Who would not want to have a reward from the Lord?

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