Jesus said, “let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matt 5:16). To this end we encourage those who are able to volunteer in their community. Our congregation volunteers as a Food Service Team at the Good Samaritan Shelter in Santa Maria. Twice a month a team from Redeemer donates food for the evening meal at the shelter. Because of the covid-19 pandemic the Samaritan shelter does not have volunteers help with the food service.
Good Samaritan Shelter provides with many programs addressing homelessness as well as alcohol and substance abuse. This nonprofit organization aspires to save lives and improve the health of those in need on the central coast of California. They provide assistance in countless ways – providing shelter, affordable housing, clean & sober living, drug & alcohol treatment, outreach and education within the local community. By partnering with other local supportive service agencies, they are able to provide the highest level of care to those who need it most. Now reaching across two counties, Good Samaritan Shelter is continually expanding its services to better assist those in need.
Redeemer also supports Care Net Pregnancy and Resource Center. Care Net is a pro-life resource for pregnant teens that offers free and confidential self administered pregnancy tests, one on one parenting classes, infant and maternity clothing and supplies, community outreach to local schools and Juvenile Hall, and after-abortion support.