As COVID-19 spreads, it will impact our most vulnerable communities the hardest. I am talking about groups that cannot stay inside because they do not have a stable home and our neighbors that cannot afford the necessary supplies to prepare and adapt to the Coronavirus pandemic. We have also seen a dramatic shortage of hand sanitizers, cleaning products, flu medicines, pain relievers, toilet paper, tissues, and paper towels across the United States. Many people have large stocks of these in preparation. If you have supplies to spare or know where the following supplies are available...
Please consider assembling the following items into kits by placing them into quart- or gallon-sized Ziploc bags for our most vulnerable community members:
Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
Disinfectant Wipes (Preferably Clorox or Lysol brand)
To feed those in need, house those experiencing homelessness and empower individuals to achieve independence.
Right from the start, in the early 1950s, House of Charity has been about transforming lives...one person at a time. Our founder, Brother de Paul, responded to the need he saw around him by providing food and shelter to the poor in Minneapolis. Since its beginnings on Nicollet Island, House of Charity has been located at several sites in downtown Minneapolis, and moved to its current location at 510 South 8th Street in 1976. Once a hotel, the building now houses 116 men and women who have experienced homelessness.
One of our primary goals is to help struggling individuals meet their basic human needs of food and shelter while reducing barriers to their long-term self-sufficiency.