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Donation Dock at Austin Street

Disciples Women’s Ministry of Central Christian Church has been collecting warm clothing to donate to the Austin Street Center.  President Becky Riggins delivered clean, folded clothes to the Center Thursday afternoon, none too soon for the cold front that moved in this week.

Founded in 1983, Austin Street Center is an emergency shelter that serves men, ages 45 and older, and women, ages 18 and older. Each person who finds shelter with them is provided a safe place to sleep, showers, clothing, and meals. Once their basic needs are met, they can begin working on other aspects of their lives that will help them transition out of homelessness. 

Austin Street encourages people to get involved and help create a better world for everyone.

The Center welcomes groups from churches, schools, and businesses throughout the year. All group volunteer projects begin with a tour of the shelter and overview of the center’s mission. Austin Street even holds classes several times throughout the year to help volunteers understand homelessness and learn what Austin Street is doing to help prevent it.

Visit the website for information on the Center and contact Lacy Montgomery if you are interested in volunteering.

Delivering warm clothing to the center was just the “kick-off” of the Disciples Women’s community outreach for the winter and coming holiday season.  

If you would like more information regarding their ministry, call the church office at 214-526-7291 and schedule a visit to learn about the wonderful mission of the Disciples Women. You do not have to be a member of Central, or any church for that matter, to be a part of this great organization.  All are welcome!

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