Community Light Homeless Programs:
Matthew 5:16 Let your light shine before people, that they may see your good works and praise your Heavenly Father.
Our Community Light program consists of the Homeless Meals and Rescue Missions and Summer Kids Program.
Our Homeless dinner program is served to the homeless and hungry individuals Monday-Friday from 5:00-6:00 pm.
This is also a great way for the community to get involved! Many people from the surrounding area donate their time to help cook and serve or donate food items that volunteers cook.
Our Men's Rescue Mission exists to help those individuals who find themselves homeless for various reasons and need a time of living under a strict program to help them get their lives on the right track.
Those in the Rescue Mission programs are required to follow strict rules to help them get a better start in life. They are also required to meet with an overseer each week to help them find a job, plan a budget, etc.
During the summer we deliver lunches to children in the community Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday through the "Lets Feed Our Children" program.
Want to help out?
Please consider donating some of these important needed items:
spaghetti sauce sloppy joe sauce tuna
mixed vegetables soups ketchup
mustard mayo pasta
salt pepper cereals
hamburger helper scalloped potatoes dish soap
pine sol The Works toilet Mr. Clean spray
napkins toilet paper laundry soap
hand soap SOS pads disinfectant spray
39 gal. garbage bags foil 13 gal. garbage bags
bath towels hand towels wash cloths
pillows pillow cases
financial donations for Rescue Missions utilities/bills/repairs
Donations may be brought to 306 5th Ave. in Sterling.
Give us a call at 815-622-9490 so we know you're coming!
All financial donations are tax deductible.
Community Light Update 2015
In 2014 we housed 36 people in our Rescue Missions and our hunger program fed a total of 13,398 meals. Meals are cooked year-round once a day, Monday through Friday. All are welcome and it's always free!
Community Light History
Firehouse of God Ministries began the Community Light Program with the Free Feeding Program in 2005. In the beginning we served 10-15 meals 6 days a week at lunchtime - in 2013 we added a dinner serving 5 days per week and the number served grew to 14,076 meals for the year! We also maintain 2 Men's Rescue Mission homes housing men from 1 day to 1 year or more. In 2011 we accepted responsibility (including 3 meals a day) for the Council House which houses 6-7 men on a continuous basis providing a 24x7 caretaker for the men. Volunteers sustain all of our programs.
Community Light Statistics
Housing Homeless Meals Served
2005 served 386 meals
2006 housed 7 served 3,365
2007 housed 62 served 5,739
2008 housed 41 served 5,919
2009 housed 44 served 6,802
2010 housed 23 served 7,739
2011 housed 31 served 6,966
2012 housed 27 served 10,146
2013 housed 39 served 14,076
2014 housed 36 served 13,398 meals
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