Eastside Fellowship Assembles Care Packages

February 09, 2016 | Naryung Lee

Eastside Adventist Fellowship members pooled their resources to provide care packages for the homeless men served by Congregations for the Homeless (CFH).

The congregation from Kirkland, Wash., filled 50 sturdy waterproof backpacks from Citypak with a blanket, socks, underwear, an undershirt, hat, gloves, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, deodorant, razor, shaving cream, lotion, sunscreen, adhesive bandages, antibiotic ointment, cough drops, hand warmers, nail clippers, protein bars, a rain poncho, Steps to Christ and a handwritten note of encouragement.

"We are determined to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our part of the vineyard," says Ron Sydney, Eastside Fellowship pastor.

Eastside Fellowship members donated all items and assembled and delivered all the packs to CFH's year-round men's shelter in Bellevue. Since 2005, CFH has offered a comprehensive case management program to assist the transition from homelessness to permanent housing. 

Eastside Fellowship is seeking to establish ongoing connections with organizations such as CFH to make a difference in the lives of the needy in its immediate neighborhood.