An event dedicated to helping the homeless aims to raise money with an auction

1 year 9 months 3 days ago Wednesday, December 21 2016 Dec 21, 2016 Wednesday, December 21, 2016 8:04:00 AM CST December 21, 2016 in Top Stories
By: Shanna Grove, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

FULTON – All of the proceeds from a silent auction in Fulton on Wednesday will go towards providing shelter and services for homeless people in Callaway County.

The nonprofit Our House: Caring for Callaway’s Homeless is hosting the event.

It is the only organization that provides direct services for the homeless in Callaway County.

Executive director of Our House, Brad Sheppard, said there is a substantial need in the community for resources to help the homeless.

"In that whole time that I've worked here, there's never been a night where we haven't housed somebody. So there's never been a night where we say there's nobody here to care for so we'll just shut down for the night. So every night we've had one or more persons here, so there's definitely a need," Sheppard said.

Founded in 1970, Our House shelters, educates and advocates for the homeless to be treated fairly and respectfully.

With the help of volunteers, the organization aims to inform the community about housing insecurity and the needs of the homeless.

Volunteers also encourage community support, networking, opportunities and information for people experiencing homelessness.

The group provides secure shelter and housing solutions for the homeless.

It runs two shelters, Haven House, which opened in 2000 for families with children, and Wiley House, which is an overnight shelter for men and women that opened in 2009.

As the primary fundraiser for Our House, profits from the auction will help the nonprofit continue its work in the community.

The event will take place at Beks restaurant in Fulton from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

“It's really important to Our House to keep them up and running, and we need to support the homeless shelter here in town to keep their resources available to people that need them. So just come out and support, you know, a really great charity," said Tessa Harder, the general manager of Beks.

The nearly 70 items up for auction were donated by members of the community.

The items include hand-made quilts, original artwork and household items.

There will also be a raffle for a Brick District Basket full of certificates and items from Fulton's downtown businesses.

The goal is to raise $3,000 in order to continue their work as the New Year begins.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - 'Welcome Home' and 'Cars4Heroes' gave a new car to an Army veteran who now makes a living out... More >>
8 minutes ago Tuesday, September 25 2018 Sep 25, 2018 Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:03:00 AM CDT September 25, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - In the past the the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival has consisted of three days of music,... More >>
39 minutes ago Tuesday, September 25 2018 Sep 25, 2018 Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:32:00 AM CDT September 25, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - JEFFTRAN will host an open house Tuesday to discuss proposed changes to the city’s existing bus routes. ... More >>
6 hours ago Tuesday, September 25 2018 Sep 25, 2018 Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:03:00 AM CDT September 25, 2018 in News
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation. ... More >>
9 hours ago Monday, September 24 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 11:02:00 PM CDT September 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Friends and loved ones of MU student Perri A. Jones mourned the loss of Jones at a vigil... More >>
11 hours ago Monday, September 24 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 8:14:00 PM CDT September 24, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - More church volunteers are heading to North Carolina Monday night to help communities deal with Hurricane Florence.... More >>
13 hours ago Monday, September 24 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 6:50:00 PM CDT September 24, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court won't reconsider a ruling allowing voters to decide on a ballot measure... More >>
14 hours ago Monday, September 24 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 5:33:41 PM CDT September 24, 2018 in News
MILLER COUNTY - Officials say they arrested a suspect in Chicago for the June murder of Tyler J. Worthington. ... More >>
14 hours ago Monday, September 24 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 5:28:00 PM CDT September 24, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is defending his lawsuit against the operators of a duck boat... More >>
15 hours ago Monday, September 24 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 4:30:25 PM CDT September 24, 2018 in News
BOONVILLE - Police are searching for a man who stole gasoline, according to a Facebook post Monday morning. Boonville... More >>
16 hours ago Monday, September 24 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 4:00:00 PM CDT September 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Border security and immigration continue to be huge issues for Missouri's November senate race between Sen. Claire McCaskill,... More >>
16 hours ago Monday, September 24 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 4:00:00 PM CDT September 24, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office says a former central Missouri tax collector has pleaded guilty to embezzling... More >>
16 hours ago Monday, September 24 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 3:38:00 PM CDT September 24, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY - The FBI released its annual Crime in the United States report Monday, and the numbers showed violent... More >>
16 hours ago Monday, September 24 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 3:32:00 PM CDT September 24, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas priest still holds medical licenses in Kansas and Missouri despite being defrocked... More >>
16 hours ago Monday, September 24 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 3:29:15 PM CDT September 24, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A law requiring a photo ID to vote is at the center of a lawsuit beginning Monday... More >>
17 hours ago Monday, September 24 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 2:53:00 PM CDT September 24, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A child sex investigation that started in Boone County has led to a man pleading guilty to... More >>
17 hours ago Monday, September 24 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 2:51:00 PM CDT September 24, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A federal grand jury added charges in the case against a Columbia man accused of trying to... More >>
17 hours ago Monday, September 24 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 2:21:00 PM CDT September 24, 2018 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein headed to the White House on Monday expecting to be fired by... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, September 24 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 10:30:53 AM CDT September 24, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 69°
9am 70°
10am 72°
11am 75°
12pm 77°