Early in 2015 a town hall meeting about a homeless shelter was held for concerned citizens of Fannin County. From that meeting a Board of Directors was formed and began to meet regularly. On June 1, 2015, Bylaws and a Conflict of Interest Policy were adopted.
A 501(c)(3) and Federal tax exemption status were obtained.
The Board met regularly for over 3 years seeking property and finances to begin the ministry. Now the good news - on September 27, 2018 we purchased the Zion Lutheran Church building at 1205 Albert Broadfoot in Bonham.
And now the fun (and work) begins. We are working with the City of Bonham to meet all codes and standards as we remodel the building.
We have open board meetings on the second Monday of even months. We are all volunteers, so 100% of your donations will go to the building and operation of the shelter.
We each need to demonstrate God’s GRACE by reaching out to those in need of a place to sleep and live. We need to provide access to programs and resources with compassion to empower the homeless people to a brighter future.
R-est and Renewal
A-ccess to Resources
E-mpowerment for the Future