Thursday, November 19, 2015

New Satellite office:  5285-21 Shallotte Station 
Days and hours will vary according to programs, however a volunteer is usually in office on Tuesday mornings 9am-12 noon for assistance /drop off of items for the homeless. 

Winter Nigths Sheltering Sites:  Winter has not even arrived and we are already receiving 12-13 calls a day for assistance with either sheltering, rental or utilities, food, etc. The needs are great! 

It has been a wet month, many on the streets are seeking shelter -  As of today due to the demand we are full- NO BED SPACES AVAILABLE. 

Where do our funds come from?  70% from fundraisers, 20% from individuals/social clubs, and 10% from churches- We have absolutely NO paid staff 

More than 45 million people in America are living in poverty today – one in four individuals. Poverty doesn’t discriminate. It often takes one misfortune such as an illness or one missed paycheck to change an individual or family’s life and cause them to fall below the poverty line. Will you help us save lives? Will you open your heart and doors and become a church host site for the homeless for 1 week this winter?  It takes all the churches working in unity to meet the needs across this broad county. 

We are grateful to God for his great blessing on this outreach to the homeless and needy in our area.  However, none of our continued services would be possible without the loyalty and faithfulness of our many friends.   From our humble beginnings, to our new satellite office we still serve the ones in our community with the greatest need.    Garry 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Streetreach is about helping the less fortunate and leading people to experience God's love. Creating a ministry, through Christ-centered relationships that are transparent, debt-free, ethical, and treating all with dignity;ensuring that our competent volunteers give every individual the opportunity to a fresh physical, emotional and spiritual new beginning.  

People are looking for ways to change their lives and often psychologists or self-help programs are their first choice. While these can offer a measure of change that people need—physical change—Streetreach believes only Christ can offer the spiritual change that people long for deep inside. So in the name of helping  people better their physical lives, Streetreach does not  neglect their higher needs for a supernatural transformation that only comes through Christ. Streetreach uses a holistic approach in helping those struggling in poverty to overcome their situation and to become productive citizens again.

We also want to extend a big "Thank You!" to all that participated in anyway with the summer camps, feeding sites and the back to school events. 
  All Glory to God!


 Give Monthly. Meet Needs. Offer Hope

Monday, September 1, 2014

…For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 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 

Direct assistance. Research. Mobilizing resources. Advocacy. Sharing the Gospel.

These are the tools that BCSTR is using to create lasting change. 
Remember that 100% of your donation will go to help those in need.
BCSTR presents the Gospel to those who are homeless, indigent, or in critical need; to lead them to a saving faith in Jesus Christ; to instill hope and motivation for improving their lives; and to assist them in obtaining the resources necessary to become productive citizens and achieve lasting life recovery from homelessness. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The mission of Streetreach is to reduce homelessness in our community by providing temporary shelter and support services that result in independent living.

 Tonight, and every night, many individuals, families and even youths are alone and homeless in our neighborhoods. They are desperately searching for HELP!  And we choose not to look away! We choose to care and serve! We are a community response offering shelter in the churches during the coldest months of the year ( November 1-March 1) &  an alternative to homelessness in our county. It is not the solution to end homelessness...but it is a start! We hope you will join our mission.

BC Streetreach is a 100% charitable organization.  We have no paid staff, we depend 100% on the generosity of the community,volunteers and churches to fund & operate this program. We have never applied for any Federal or State grants, due to we feel God has commissioned the church to meet the needs of the poor...not the government. We also feel that where God leads...HE provides! 

The number of individuals that need our help increases daily, yet we remain assured that in answering the call of God to help the needy, we are doing His work and He will bless it. If you know someone living on the streets, in need of temporary shelter, please ask them to call our message center at (910) 842-2711, leave a contact number for a volunteer to return their call. Please allow a 1-3 hour window for a response. As we are often in the mission field.

Please consider inviting a BCSTR representative to speak to your congregation or social group about how they can get involved.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

BCSTR Friends & Co-Laborers of HOPE -  BCSTR is an exceptionally cost-effective organization that relies on volunteers and donated in-kind goods for 100% of our operational needs. Through your commitment to walk alongside us, everyone benefits...from the homeless, to saving churches & agencies monies and wasted manpower, to lowering the crime rate, to uniting the faith community. We encourage you to add your voice and get involved. Please note that we are not affiliated with BC Homeless Coalition.  They are a separate non-profit.
Agape International
Building Hope Ministries
Calabash Presbyterian Church
Christian Motorcycle Association 
Coastal Vineyard 
Comfort Socks 
Creative Spirit Ladies  
Elks Club-Shallotte
First Baptist Church - Shallotte
First Baptist Church - Sunset Harbor
Holden Beach Chapel
Knights of Columbus
New Beginnings Comm. Church
New Vision PFWB
Oak Island Interchurch Council
Ocean Ridge Charities
Prison Fellowship Int.
Red Ridge Runners
Salvation Army 
Seaside Christian Fellowship
Seaside UMC
Shallotte Presbyterian Church
South Brunswick Interchurch Council
South Brunswick Women's Group
St. Brendan's Roman Catholic Church
St. James The Fisherman Episcopal Church
St. Phillips Episcopal Church
Sunset Harbor Women's Outreach
Shepherd's Assembly
The Greater Federation of Women's Club
Trinity United Methodist Church
Varnam Family Wellness Center 
Widows Mite Experience