21.12.2021 5pm IST
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA , yesterday blessed and inaugurated our 6th home for homeless men @ Quepem .
A home, big enough to hold 80 old, sick and men with disabilites .
It was not easy to start this home.
I saw this home some where in August 2021 , and was happy that this home would be a perfect place with our rehabilitation program.
But my mind was playing tricks.
Quepem is really far away from Sangolda .
Besides the cost of upgrading it is about
Rs 15 lacs .
It's a pandemic , business is down, etc .
But something wonderful happened during
Oct 4th to Oct 9.
Bro Johnson ( A Roman Catholic Preacher ) was conducting a 6 days retreat at Pune , and I attended all 6 days online besides downloading all the 6 days sessions on my phone.
It was after this retreat that I was inspired to go out of my comfort zone and do something in rural Goa .
♡♡♡ Big thanks to numerous people starting with :
♡ 1. SIMON , the owner of this building
♡ 2. ORLANDO , who is our Volunteer who single handedly runs our Cavelossim home and who undertook all the work to get this home up and running .
♡ 3. AKASH PEDNEKAR , who has volunteered to be part of our organization and take full responsibility to look after these men & run this home as he is from Curchorem.
♡ 4. To all the different people who worked and are still working to fix all the requirements of this home.
♡♡♡Thanks to our benefactors who have sponsored rooms in memory of their loved ones :
♡ 1. Jean D'Souza
♡ 2. Elvira
♡ 3. Gregory
♡♡ Thanks to :
♡ 1. Ssvp Navelim who donated an amount for more than one room
♡ 2. Goans For Goa UK , who donated a substantial amount which was very generous of them and as a thanks giving , the entire 2nd floor will have a no. of rooms with Goans for Goa on that floor .
♡ 3. Numerous other benefactors .
We are still having another 8 rooms to be sponsored , incase anyone wishes to help us out.
♡♡♡ Thanks to Fr Lucio who blessed the start of the renovation work on 17.11.21.
Yesterday Fr Rocky , SFX , was kind enough to bless this home in Quepem.
Also thanks to 2 senior citizens from our Margao food bank, Uncle Joe & Aunty Sophie for cutting the ribbon.
They took the trouble of traveling all the way from Margao to Quepem .
Its Christmas season followed by the New Year , and we are determined to get off the streets ( on priority basis ) our own Goans who may be in Alcohol, lonely, sick , old abandoned, etc into our homes and share that moment of belonging and compassion with such poor people, provided we can look after them .
Thats Christmas for me .
Still quite a lot of small jobs left to complete In this home but we will accept men from the streets with immediate effect.
Upgrading of a closed home is not an easy task as many many issues get left out until the problems are highlighted by those using the home .
Once again it's a big thanks to
Mr ORLANDO MESQUITA from Benaulim for taking alot of trouble during the last one month to get this home up and running .
Attached a video of the Home .👇
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Which we are doing last 4 years.
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