This week, Sue and I had the opportunity to tour and meet with the staff of the Samaritan House located at 3424 Park Road in Charlotte. What an amazing facility and dedicated group of people who are helping people when they need it the most.
Samaritan House is a place for homeless people to receive a clean bed, nutritious meals, compassion, shelter and time to heal and recuperate after they have endured a medical situation. Ruth Woodend and Freda Schlaman conceived of the idea for the house and with the help of a small group of people and the help of Tyler II Construction, Dilworth Rotary and a number of people from the faith community the doors opened on March 1, 2005.
In 2008/09 alone, Samaritan House has served 133 people.
If you would like to help Samaritan House financially check them out online at http://www.thesamaritanhouse.org/