Project Shelter: One Step At A Time

Project Shelter: One Step At A Time

10/16/2021, 8:00AM
455 S College St, Waxahachie TX 75165

From Ellis County Homeless Coalition

The need for a homeless shelter in Ellis County is real. Homeless people aren't all homeless by choice and need a safe place to sleep & get ready for the day. Join our walk today!

Ellis County Homeless Coalition

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455 S College St, Waxahachie TX 75165

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Saturday, October 16 2021

8:00 AM

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WALK FOR THE HOMELESS!

Start at Railyard Park and walk through the trails of the other city parks in Waxahachie. End at Railyard Park and enjoy music and food trucks! Join us today.

CLICK "JOIN NOW" and RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT IF YOU REGISTER TO WALK AND RAISE OVER $100.

Does Ellis County need a shelter?

“I’m afraid if we build it, they will come….”

So many people believe that if we have a shelter in Ellis County the homeless will start coming into our towns. Well, the reason we want to build it is because we have so many here right now and no place to help them. There will always be some who want to stay where they are today but there are so many more experiencing homelessness that want a warm, or cool, place to sleep before they go to work or school the next day. They wonder where their next meal will come from and how they will take a shower, especially the children who don’t want to be ridiculed for how they smell or look.

There are so many more homeless in our county since Covid-19 hit because they were evicted from their homes, especially now after the moratorium. Most families are just one paycheck away from losing everything and many of them lost their jobs during the pandemic and unemployment or their new job is not enough to catch up and make ends meet.

We have so many good organizations in the county to help people but not one shelter. It’s time to show we care for our fellow man and provide for their basic needs of shelter and food. We’ll also help them find new jobs or education if needed. Join us in making this happen.

Our gallery shows homeless in our area and volunteers that help them. Images are from our tent encampment, volunteers helping repair vehicles, donating chickens to  our partner, Serenity Village, or delivering food to those that have none. 

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Ellis County Homeless Coalition posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #2

When you're done walking, come hang out at Railyard park or even if you don't walk, enjoy the food trucks and music from:
The Way – Contemporary Christian Music
Pocket Change – Country, Rock & Roll
Action Jackson – Gospel and Contemporary Christian Music
The Way – Contemporary Christian Music
Pocket Change – Country, Rock & Roll
Action Jackson – Gospel and Contemporary Christian Music.

Mary Ellen commented on a blog post:
3 months ago
Wish I could be there. We are having a Community Picnic same day. The lineup you have scheduled is AMAZING. Hope you raise all $$ needed.

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Ellis County Homeless Coalition posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #1

Are you walking shoes ready? It's almost time to meet at Railyard Park, pick up your t-shirt, walk and return for music and the food trucks. It will be a fun day for the whole family!

Don't forget to complete your Fundly account so you can send emails out to those that will support you. We recently found out you can only do the final steps on a computer or tablet. Sorry for the inconvenience but once you're done, Fundly has email templates you can use to send out to your contact list.

We have one walker that has raised over $1000 on her own. (WOW! Thanks H. L.!) We're so excited about her passion to contribute to Project Shelter. Now, how close can you come to her total? THE GAME IS ON!!!

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The Ellis County Homeless Coalition is hosting a WALKaTHON. You can join the fun by donating an amount per step or sponsoring a walker with a one-time donation.

We have so many good organizations in the county to help people but not one shelter. Ellis County is in need of one for our homeless friends. So many people believe that if we have a shelter in Ellis County that the homeless will start coming into our towns when actually the reason we want to build it is because we have so many here right now and no place to help them. There will always be some who want to stay where they are today but there are so many more that want a place to sleep before they go to work or school the next day. They wonder where their next meal will come from and how they will take a shower, especially the children who don’t want to be ridiculed for how they smell or look.

 It’s time to show we care for our fellow man and provide for their basic needs of shelter and food. We’ll also help them find new jobs or education if needed. Join us in making this happen.