Cancer Society's Relay for Life
Cancer Society's Relay for Life is a nationwide, overnight event that mobilizes communities to celebrate survivors (anyone
who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer. Teams of eight
to 15 members gather with tents and sleeping bags with the goal of keeping on person on the track at all times. Relay For
Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, churches ... people from all walks of life. Teams
seek sponsorship prior to the Relay, all with the goal of eliminating cancer.
Action Stops Abuse (CASA)
confidential shelter and counseling to victims of abuse in the community. More specifically, their services include
emergency shelter in a confidential location, transitional housing for longer term needs, medical advocacy, crisis telephone
line, communtiy support groups, substance abuse counseling and community education.
Workers Self Help, Inc. of Dade City
Self-Help, Inc. began 20 years ago in the heart of the Hispanic Community in Dade
City. The ministry provides food and clothing to the needy, but
also serves as spokesperson for better working conditions, improved housing and social justice issues. The ministry
operates the Resurrection House Sunday School, La Casa and the Norma
Learning Center. The Resurrection
House Sunday School provides neighborhood children the opportunity to learn God's word through their Sunday morning classes.
La Casa is a free clinic staffed by volunteer doctors and nurses to provide medical care. And the Norma Learning Center
provides tutoring and education classes for students in after school sessions. We will again be collecting twin sized
blankets and food for delivery.
months of May and June, our Social Ministries focused on ASAP. ASAP is located in South Pinellas Colunty and supports
the homeless in our community. ASAP provides a place for the homeless to bathe and change into clean clothes and provides
food and coffee each morning. They have a need for toiletries to help facilitate their mission. Donations including
toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo, disposable razors, shaving cream and other toiletries are needed.
House provides long-term transitional housing and vocational skills-building programs for homeless families with minor children.
There are currently ten families living at the Resurrection House. Each family head receives classes in parenting, self-esteem,
budgeting and money management. The residents are also encouraged to devote themselves to "Citizenship" issues bg obtaining
library cards, voter registration and CPR certification. In addition, each family head must work full-time or be a full