About Us

WHO WE ARE:

We have been serving  the homeless since 1996.  We had been holding outreaches in City parks, serving approximately 50-80 people. In addition to a hot meal, we provided clothing, personal hygiene items,  food-to-go,  direction to services and a worship service with respected Bible teachers.  This was shut down during COVID. Since then we took note of the many unsheltered folks living in camps and other outside locations around Tucson.   The residents here cannot leave their sites to partake of food banks and communal meals, as vandalism and stealing is rampant. We decided to bring non-perishable food, hygiene items, socks, blankets and Bibles to them twice monthly.  We call it “Feed My Sheep,” and we invite our guests to pray and many do.

In addition, we are actively seeking to inform and elicit support from other churches, ministries and social service agencies for a much needed facility in Tucson, a Homeless Day Center, where folks can come for rest, a hot meal, clothing, showers, Bible studies and direction to services.

HISTORY:

In 1996 a group  from Faith Community Church, desiring to minister to the needy of inner city Tucson,  joined with members of Church on the Street, Phoenix, who had been coming monthly to Tucson to feed and minister to the homeless.  Since then we (and members of several other churches) ministered (to 50-150 men, women and children) at various inner city locations. In  November of 1999, we incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization, The Hope of Glory Center, Inc.  In 2003 we opened an office on the property of Inner City Harvesters Church (now Central City Assembly) to help meet needs of our primary chronic homeless guests during the week.  In January of 2010, we moved to Centro Cristiano Esperaza Church and in 2013 to St. John’s UM Church, 40 W. Veteran’s Blvd. Until recently we had been doing a monthly outreach (A Walk in the Park) at various city parks.

In 2017 we became aware of the needs of the 500+ low-income folks in the Tucson House 1501 N. Oracle Rd., and have helped several individuals at this location.

During the COVID 19 Pandemic, we still operated by taking available food and other items to outreach workers & agencies.

In 2021 we began our current operation, FEED MY SHEEP, by taking food, hygiene & prayer to the many homeless camps in Tucson.

 

Our Board of Directors:

Betty Bitgood, Chairman

Ann Marion, Secretary

Rev. Gerald Watts, Member

Caye VanWaggenen, Member 

Vicky Sander, Member

                                    

Our Tax ID: 86-0970632

QCO #20363

 

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Tax doc.     501(c)(3) 

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