Saturday, October 13, 2012
Austin TX – The morning of the SKTUSA yearly conclave, Templars sponsored Florence’s comfort house, a safe haven for many neighborhood children after school or weekends to accomodate impoverished needs such as food, shelter, clothing. Other uses are children with no homes, or other needs unable to have.
The primary mission of Comfort House is to care for the children of Montopolis, where families confront poverty, unemployment, drugs, prostitution and violence every day. Comfort House provides meals, snacks, clean clothes, baths, new underwear and shoes, educational materials, outings and activities. In This aid includes delivering nutritious food to elderly residents, and helping teenagers and adults through temporary difficulties.
Flo’s house goals
For children, Comfort House provides food, clothing, baths, books, toys, and a safe place. Florence’s affection and care for her kids is obvious to anyone who spends 5 minutes at Comfort House. She organizes outings, parties, and educationally enriching activities. Children also learn to give back by delivering food to elderly neighbors, caring for stray animals, or doing community service such as cleaning a local cemetery. Young mothers stop by for diapers and baby clothes. Florence often helps teens and young adults get a start on education, a job, or a place to live. Florence also maximizes the impact of Comfort House’s efforts by effectively networking with local government, schools and other non-profits.
SKTUSA provided for food and expenses. USA Prior stated:
“We paid a visit to Florence’s comfort house. We will sponsor them with our funds raised for food, and cards to purchase food, etc.
We were working with Connie just yesterday. Connie of course provides kits for foster children with basic clothes and needs. Flo is in the same direction. We have witnessed frightened children, needy children who need food, clothing and a stable environment. But they need love and care as well. And they need our prayers to our Father in Heaven and our Lord and Savior. Like Connie’s goals our Templar ideals support the poor, the sick and elderly.”
The SKTUSA chaplain also blessed the house and property.
To contact or volunteer help for Flo, or more information please go to the website: http://www.florencescomforthouse.org/