The Riverbed

Within a 10-minute drive from Bethany you can find an entire community of homeless adults. They are camped in the dry riverbed of the San Gabriel River which runs between Duarte and Irwindale. These are our neighbors. And they need help.

Our Missions and Outreach team has agreed that here is a place where Bethany members can serve our local community. Already, a growing band of local churches, coordinated by a lady named Sheila Williamson has been providing daily lunches for the homeless. Other volunteers, charities, housing and jobs services come Tuesdays to help in whatever ways they can. So there is a structure and knowledge base already operating.

We would start by handling a luncheon for the homeless on a monthly basis. Below is a schedule of dates and times set for food preparation and packing on Sundays, and food delivery on Mondays. Please be praying about how and whether this is something the Lord would have you personally support in some way.

There will also be a list each month of food items needed. We will post that here and in the Lobby the week before each event. Any donations of food or funds for us to purchase needed items is greatly appreciated.

However, please consider ANY and ALL of your gifts and abilities for ways to be a blessing to the poor. One lady brings her synthesizer and plays for the luncheon crowd and EVERYONE is blessed. Can you sew on a button or mend a seam?  Can you help someone write a letter? Can you read to someone?

If you are available to help out on either Sundays or Mondays, please contact Midge Crossan at 626-826-8783 or email here at [email protected].

Let your spiritual gifts find an outlet that will glorify God!

DateKitchen Time Kitchen Activity
Sun, 8/113-7 p.m. Unload, cook, take inventory, prep for Monday, clean kitchen
Mon.
8/12
6-11
am
Warm up/ cook, check supplies, transport by 10 a.m., clean kitchen by 11 a.m.
Sun, 9/83-7 p.m.Unload, cook, take inventory, prep for Monday, clean kitchen
Mon,
9/9
6-11 amWarm up/ cook, check supplies, transport by 10 a.m., clean kitchen by 11 a.m.
Sun,
10/13
3-7 p.m.Unload, cook, take inventory, prep for Monday, clean kitchen
Mon,
10/14
6-11
am
Warm up/ cook, check supplies, transport by 10 a.m., clean kitchen by 11 a.m.
Sun,
11/10
3-7 p.m.Unload, cook, take inventory, prep for Monday, clean kitchen
Mon,
11/11
6-11
am
Warm up/ cook, check supplies, transport by 10 a.m., clean kitchen by 11 a.m.
Sun,
12/8
3-7 p.m.Unload, cook, take inventory, prep for Monday, clean kitchen
Mon,
12/9
6-11
a.m.
Warm up/ cook, check supplies, transport by 10 a.m., clean kitchen by 11 a.m.
Sun
1/12
3-7 p.m.Unload, cook, take inventory, prep for Monday, clean kitchen
Mon, 1/13 6-11
am
Warm up/ cook, check supplies, transport by 10 a.m., clean kitchen by 11 a.m.
Sun, 2/93-7 p.m.Unload, cook, take inventory, prep for Monday, clean kitchen
Mon, 2/106-11
a.m.
Warm up/ cook, check supplies, transport by 10 a.m., clean kitchen by 11 a.m.
Sun, 3/93-7 p.m.Unload, cook, take inventory, prep for Monday, clean kitchen
Mon, 3/96-11
am
Warm up/ cook, check supplies, transport by 10 a.m., clean kitchen by 11 a.m.
Sun, 4/123-7 p.m.Unload, cook, take inventory, prep for Monday, clean kitchen
Mon, 4/136-11
a.m.
Warm up/ cook, check supplies, transport by 10 a.m., clean kitchen by 11 a.m.