Lonnie and Helen Matthews, Keep on Giving!

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Lonnie and his wife Helen have been coming out since Christmas, bringing donations and spending time with our residents. Today, after talking to campers about the challenge of hoisting garbage into our large dumpster, they brought us a full staircase he constructed that is wide enough for two people. Totally AWESOME!

Not only that, in the last months he has also given us a table he made, and he even constructed a metal “Camp Hope” sign that we installed at the front gate.¬†AMAZING!

P1220429 (640x480)P1220352 (640x480)Its really not just about the amount of support our Camp gets from the Las Cruces community (which is HUGE!), but more about the KIND of outstanding devotion that folks like Lonnie and Helen keep coming back to give more. Our homeless appreciate it deeply and I can see it in their smiles and hear it when they talk with all those who not just give, but spend time listening, and most importantly laughing together.




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About Matt-HRjjamativaTatarthamaitri

Grew up in central PA, been around the block as a "survivor", helped design and manage "The Made With Love Cafe and Grill" (a post-Katrina relief camp/kitchen in the lower 9th ward NOLA), been homeless in Las Cruces for 6 years and a Camp Outreach Coordinator for the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope Homeless services agency for almost a year now also helping to manage the Camp Hope Project, Newly transitioned out of homelessness as of September 2013, THE WORK CONTINUES!

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