2017 Upcoming Host Weeks
February 12 – February 19
May 14 – May 21
September 17 – September 24
November 12 – November 19
Click below for brochure of Volunteer Opportunities. If you have questions, please contact one of our Victory Coordinators:
Lois Burton 712-253-2348 or Kathy Michel 480-985-5722
Twice a month, Victory houses homeless women. Through the help of Lutheran Social Services, we provide them with a place to spend the night, a shower and a meal. If you think you might be interested in this ministry, call Bev Locke at 480-854-2546 or come and see how it works on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Plan to arrive at the Food Bank gate about 6:00pm. We can always find a task for you and the ladies love to visit with us.
SUPPLIES NEEDED: We are always in need of travel size toiletries, sun screen, deodorant, and feminine hygiene products. The Victory “supply closet” also supports Family Promise, Food Bank clients and Shirley’s Angels. Your donations are not wasted!
Victory collaborates with LSS-SW and ten other churches in Mesa to help single women experiencing homelessness find their way back to productive lives. The Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP) has grown from sheltering homeless women in Mesa two nights a week to 365 days a year. Every other Thursday, more than 20 women arrive at Victory about 6:30pm. The LSS-SW van picks them up at Paz de Cristo in downtown Mesa and takes them to a different church each evening. At Victory, we provide a light meal, a chance to shower, and a safe secure place to sleep for the night. Our volunteers also pack a nutritious lunch for the following day.
THANK YOU: The Victory congregation made the Holiday Season brighter for 21 homeless women. When they arrived at Victory on December 8, we prayed with them and then gave each woman a $25 gift certificate for new shoes along with two pairs of socks. Happy smiles, grateful hugs and a few tears were shared with the volunteers.
One of the recipients was so excited, “To put on a pair of shoes no one else has worn,” she said.