There are more people out there doing good than you could ever imagine. Wonderful ministries and charities are everywhere doing their work quietly, efficiently, and with love. Our Safe Harbor Church has chosen two local ministries to support – Graceworks and One Generation Away. Our members volunteer at these ministries and when we are able, OSHC donates funds to them as well.
Why these two? We know them and trust them.
One Generation Away (aka OneGenAway) has one mission: to wipe out hunger in one generation. Through the tireless leadership of Chris and Elaine Whitney, OneGenAway has forged partnerships with grocery stores and corporations in order to bring fresh produce and the highest quality groceries to poor families. Because of these agreements, the work of volunteers, and the efficiency of this ministry, they can provide a truly good, healthy, tasty meal for 10 cents! We have known the Whitneys and this work for years. They love the Lord and they love the poor. They treat each person with grace, love, and dignity and are truly a joy to work with.
Graceworks has been a Franklin institution for years. Several of our members volunteer weekly at this ministry that combines many needed ministries in one place. Food, clothing, home necessities, financial aid, and more are all in this one place. Local churches, regardless of denomination, have trusted Graceworks to do what individual churches cannot do – and they are never disappointed. Under the leadership of Valencia Breckenridge, CEO, and Alicia Bell, Director of Development, Graceworks has become an example of how to do charitable work right. Many of OSHC members are personal friends of Valencia and Alicia and have worked alongside them for years. They are the best.
We are well aware of the fact that most of our members are from outside of this area. We hope to get to know ministries and charitable works from around the world and, as we grow and are able, to help them as well. We operate as frugally as possible so that we can share what is given to us with ministries that have a proven track record of using donations wisely and efficiently. Thank you for helping us help others.