Bluefield Union Mission

Homeless – How it Happens

How do people get in such a terrible fix?

Each one has a story. One was transferred by his company to a new community. After working there a few months, the company was sold and he was laid off. He and his wife and two children needed help until he was working again.

Many homeless people are poorly educated, but not all. Some are even college graduates whose physical health has deteriorated leaving them unemployed and broke. Many young mothers have been abandoned by their husbands or lovers leaving them to eke out an existence for their brood. Some are addicted to drugs or alcohol. In short, all, in one way or another, are trapped by overwhelming problems and unable to extract themselves from their dilemma without assistance.

While the problem of the homeless seems insolvable, we Christians have no choice but to confront the difficulties and do what we can to help.

The words of Jesus resonate among us:’I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me’
(Matthew 25:35-36).

Many in our area are having to do more with less. Your continued support helps us to help them!

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24 hour EMERGENCY help line (800)491-HELP

MAIN OFFICE 304.327.8167
HOURS Monday-Saturday 9:30am-4:00pm
Sunday 1:00-4:00pm

2203 Bluefield Avenue
Bluefield, WV 24701

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