Disciples Christian Church at 2011 Homeless Stand Down

Harry Farmer and Russell Goldner make sandwiches at the Homeless Stand Down.

For the fourth straight year, Disciples Christian Church provided a lunch as part of the Homeless Stand Down at the Masonic Auditorium downtown. Organized by InterAct Cleveland, the Homeless Stand Down provides boots, coats, mini checkups, podiatry services, haircuts and professional quality portraits to the needy of Greater Cleveland over three days.  

On Sunday, Jan. 30, around 53 members of Disciples Christian Church travelled to the Masonic Auditorium to prepare and serve lunch for those in attendance. Preparing for an estimated 700 people, members of the church donated chili and brownies, with other food—sandwiches and salad—provided by the Cleveland Foodbank. Bonnie Goldner, outreach cochair, organized the volunteers and food delivery for the event.

Because the event coincided with Sunday services, Reverend Kristine Eggert invited the congregants at the contemporary service, at 9 a.m., to participate in the Homeless Stand Down. Following the service, many people carpooled downtown to help serve lunch. The traditional service, at 11 a.m. ran smoothly with the help of the elders.

Disciples Christian Church continues its long standing tradition of community service and ministries. For more information about Disciples Christian Church, call 216-382-5344 or visit the church’s website, www.discipleschristian.org.

Ronald Werman is an elder at Disciples Christian Church.

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