Protected Harbor received an abundance of blessings in the past month. An outpouring of support from three major volunteer groups left us amazed and grateful for all they accomplished.
Ms. Stacey Krieg organized a team of volunteers who coordinated and facilitated an incredible party for our clients and guests called “Let Go My Lego”. The evening was punctuated by game playing, fellowship, competitions, and of course prizes. Thanks to Stacey’s team, lifetime memories were built, smiles were abundant, and joy was shared by everyone involved.
We were next blessed by the Estero Church. Led by Mission Director Rosemary Swanson, they provided financial resources and an enthusiastic team of volunteers to begin a house-wide makeover at our Camino Real home. They began by removing carpeting in all eight suites, then painted the rooms plus the staff apartments. Before installing new flooring, each resident was invited to write their favorite Bible verses on the unfinished floors. These blessings provide symbolic protection for the foundation of all we do at Protected Harbor. The volunteers also tackled some outdoor projects refreshing the landscape. Others spent time reorganizing the kitchen sorting small appliances, dishes, cutlery, and glasses. The ladies who enjoy cooking will certainly have an easier time accessing the utensils they need while creating their favorite dishes.
Finally, two teams from First Baptist Church Naples, led by Tina Platter, completed other major outdoor projects at each of our homes. They trimmed bushes, power washed exterior surfaces, refreshed windows, and laid pavers. The physical labor was exhausting yet rewarding. Seeing the results, the residents smiled and applauded in appreciation. FBCN also blessed us financially with a donation towards the purchase of new kitchen appliances for our Camino Real home.
The lives of those who live and work at Protected Harbor were uplifted and blessed by the seventy-five volunteers who donated so many hours to update and beautify our homes. We serve an awesome God. His love was clearly demonstrated through the efforts of these wonderful servants and the prayers and continued giving from all our faithful supporters. What an amazing month this has been!