RHCC Events Raise $7000 for Womens Shelter
Between offerings taken at the recent Thanksgiving Concert and the Christmas Musical, Rolling Hills Covenant Church raised $7,000 for Doors of Hope Women's Shelter in Wilmington.
Early in January, Dr. David Halverson, Pastor of Worship Arts at RHCC, was privileged to deliver a check to Linda Stratton, the director of the sheltor.
Free-will offerings were taken at the Tenore Thanksgiving Eve concert on November 23 and at the "Come Messiah King" musical presentation on December 18, with the express purpose of supporting Doors of Hope.
The shelter is affiliated with Beacon Light Mission on Broad Avenue. Rolling Hills Covenant was instrumental in the construction of the shelter, which opened the Fall of 2011.
There are an estimated 180,000 homeless women in Los Angeles County. Most of them are abused and broken after only one month of living on the streets. Currently, there are three times as many animal shelters in Los Angeles County as there are shelters for homeless women.
The mission of Doors of Hope is to minister the love and grace of Jesus Christ to homeless women in the South Bay by providing a safe and nurturing environment where they can receive food, clothing, temporary shelter and spiritual encouragement in their present life circumstances. Doors of Hope seeks to identify the extreme challenges of homeless women and provide support to help them transition from despair to spiritual wholeness. For more information see http://beaconlightmission.org/doorsofhopewomensshelter