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I am a Registered Nurse at a local hospital and I will never forget the man who had just returned home after being gone for over 20 years.

It seems he went back to his grandmother’s house, only to find that no one was there. It seemed that none of her grandmother’s neighbors knew where she had gone.

This young man was now homeless and he came to the only place he knew for help, my hospital. 

As the young man began sobbing, I didn’t know what to do.

He said, “I may go hungry, but I’ll never go back to prison again.”

I then thought to send this heartbroken man to an area shelter. But, after numerous phone calls, I discovered that all the shelters were closed. 

With all doors literally shut in our faces, I took a chance and called New Life Evangelistic Center’s Men’s Shelter again and explained the desperate situation this man was in. God bless you for sending someone to pick that man up and give him a place to stay. You all truly met the needs of a man at a turning point in his life!

I hope this letter encourages you and the NLEC staff and volunteers in continuing to touch the lives of people who are hurting.

Jennifer S., RN 

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