John 3:16 Needs Blankets

The Real Estate Technology Center, along with three other Tulsa-area businesses, The Icehouse Fitness Center, Western Sizzlin, and HobbyTown USA, celebrate the mid-term success of the second annual blanket drive benefiting John 3:16 Mission for the homeless. “Technically, it is not just a blanket drive,” says Darryl Baskin of the Real Estate Technology Center. “We are gathering new or nice blankets, socks, and underwear.” Barbara Dickinson of John 3:16 Mission was recently featured as a special guest on The Future of Real Estate (heard weekly on News/Talk 740 KRMG at 12:30 p.m.) and noted the special need for socks and underwear for the homeless at all times.

John 3:16 Mission is an outreach serving Tulsa’s homeless since 1952. At first glance, the Mission serves the immediate need of shelter for visitors. Perhaps the most impressive function of the Mission is its longer-term focus on training homeless shelter visitors with the skills to return to a stable lifestyle through ministry programs for men, as well as families and children. Like the scripture, the Mission knows no color, creed, or class, and must call on the community to assist in supporting all those in need.

There are many ways the people of Tulsa can give to those experiencing hardships. John 3:16 Mission has volunteering opportunities in addition to accepting donations including new and used clothing, good-working appliances, furniture, automobiles, and monetary contributions. It has been recognized during this cold winter season that a difference will be made through joint efforts by donating blankets, socks, and underwear now through December 10th, at any participating area business. Your contributions will be appreciated by all recipients.

Updated 11-24-2004

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