…Out of the Ashes Mission – Tampa, FL – (727) 550-7752



It is wonderful to live in Florida. And you all know that it’s the place where many of our friends/family who are homeless migrate for the winter because the weather is warmer. But it’s still very cold at times, and these dear people need something warm to cover themselves. We are planning a HUGE GIVEAWAY the beginning of December. And we are in GREAT need of the following items:

  • Blankets
  • Sweaters
  • Coats
  • All under garments especially socks
  • Scarves
  • Hats (not fashion)
  • Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Can foods

…and TOYS –> This is going to be HUGH GIVEAWAY for the city of Tampa’s less fortunate & homeless. We will be giving the adults clothing and food for themselves and their families. We are also going to give away Christmas TOYS to the children. Please consider donating something for the children of Tampa who are unfortunate and unable to celebrate in a warm environment in this difficult time of the year. We desire to make it special for them and give them something that will comfort them, let them know you care, feed them, and give them something to take away from the event that will remind them that are not forgotten.

Contact Verna Williams @ 727-550-7752

Thank you in advance for serving the poor and needy, RISE

DATE: December 8th

TIME: 12 Noon

LOCATION: 3814 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605 (Ybor)


Invite the Poor


Jesus also said to the man who had invited Him, When you give a dinner or a supper, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors, lest perhaps they also invite you in return, and so you are paid back. But when you give a banquet or a reception, invite the poor, the disabled, the lame, and the blind. Then you will be blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied), because they have no way of repaying you, and you will be recompensed at the resurrection of the just (upright)” (LUKE 14:12-14).

A homeless man or woman,
Another child of God.
You’ll turn your back. and then walk away,
Because you find them odd. 

No fireplace or warm, dry bed,
No family to call their own.
In the cold is where they sleep,
That’s where they call home.

Exposed to natures elements,
On a frozen bench they lie.
While you sleep in your warm house,
Fed, secure, and dry.

That could have been you instead,
You are but one bad break away.
Then everyone can treat you
Exactly the same way.

Buy them a warm and hardy meal,
And stop being critical.
Give them shoes with out holes,
You can be the miracle!

Poem by: B G Wetherby

Original Blog: http://www.wrensworld.com/homeless.htm



To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion–to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit–that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”

A 2nd Home

We have purchased a second home that will house 15 residents – Please continue to agree in prayer that all of our needs are met. We will keep you updated with photos soon… Thank you for your loving support. P. Williams

We are a Christian mission and a not-for-profit organization that provides shelter to men and women without regard to race, religion, or educational background.

Thank you for you continued support in helping us to give a hand-up to the homeless in the city of Tampa, FL.

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