Download our HFNY Resource Card as a way to engage homeless and hungry neighbors.
Read Tim Keller's outline of "Wholistic Ministry" and the Biblical call of the church to minister in both word and deeds of mercy and justice.
Watch our workshop on "How to Care for our Homeless Neighbors," outlining practical ways to serve our homeless neighbors and connect them to resources.
Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road
Dr. Tim Keller
|Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just
Dr. Tim Keller
|When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty without Hurting the Poor... and Yourself
To Live in Peace: Biblical Faith and the Changing Inner City
Mark R. Gornik
As New Yorkers, we do it every day. We see a homeless person on the street, huddled up in a sleeping bag or makeshift blankets, their few belongings littered around them...and we keep walking.
What if we stopped? What if we engaged with that person on the street? Showed them that someone cares about their needs and their pain? And what if we did that on every single street in Manhattan—all the way from Inwood to the Financial District?
That would be powerful.
And that’s exactly what we seek to do through Don’t Walk By, Hope for New York’s annual outreach (in partnership with The Rescue Alliance) to our homeless neighbors. During every Saturday in February, volunteers come together to canvass every block and subway platform in Manhattan, offering the homeless we encounter care kits, food, and an invitation to return to a home base for a hot meal and medical care.
This year, our goal is to mobilize at least 350 people from our church partners across four Saturdays to put their faith into action and choose not to pass by their neighbors living on the street. That’s where you come in. Below are the dates and locations for Don’t Walk By 2017:
Feb. 4 | West Side Outreach
Calvary Baptist Church | 123 West 57th St.
Feb. 11 | East Side Outreach
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church | 7 West 55th St.
Feb. 18 | Downtown Outreach
NY Chinese Alliance Church | 162 Eldridge St.
Feb. 25 | Uptown Outreach
Salvation Army Harlem Temple | 540 Lenox Ave.
Through Don’t Walk By, our hope is to connect homeless New Yorkers with holistic residential recovery programs, offering a long-term alternative to life on the streets.
Visit hfny.org/dwb for more information and to register to volunteer. This is a great opportunity to serve as a community group or with your friends!Related Affiliates: Don't Walk By