Local Good News: Stash Homes Helps Safe Families With Mercy House

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - I guess you could just say, 'Mercy'! The Mercy House will soon be up and running. It will be a place that gives single mothers in need a temporary place to stay. And, a local company is pitching in to make this house a home. It's local good news. 

"We didn't know anything about Mercy House. We didn't know anything about Safe Families for children until we saw your story in fact. And, as soon as we saw that, we go, 'That's what we set out to do'," said Todd Garten, President of Stash Homes.

Garten is talking about a story we showed you back in April. A home gutted! But, sometimes when it looks like things are falling apart or crumbling, they could be coming together. The kitchen sink is now in place. Cabinets are installed. The lights are on. And, the hardwood floors are laid. This home is one step closer to being a safe place for Safe Families in Midtown Memphis.

"The goal of Safe Families overall and by and large is to keep children safe and keep families together," said Safe Families for Children Director Katie Dunlap.

Safe Families, according to Dunlap is, "an opportunity to serve Christ and is available for children from birth to age 17." The children's parents may have lost their job and or home, and are no longer able to completely care for their children. Volunteers temporarily take the children from overwhelmed parents for up to a year.

"In the bible, God calls us to be hospitable and that word actually means to, it means the love of a stranger," said Dunlap.

And strangers did come in, strangers from a business - Stash Homes in Memphis. Company officials donated furniture to the families at Mercy House so they feel comfortable in their home away from home.

"We jumped at the chance to furnish it, because it just lines up with who we are," said Garten. "We started a concept called Y127 that is based off James 1:27 in the bible, that calls for us to care for the widows, the orphans, and the powerless in their suffering."

And not only was the furniture donated, but the home was also donated by a Mercy Hill Church couple. The home should be livable for the families by the first of December. It's local good news.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SAFE FAMILIES.

 


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