Welcome Home Ministry


BUMC is involved in a partnership with Bethesda Cares in placing the most vulnerable of the homeless in our area into permanent housing. This project began in September of 2011 when Bethesda Cares joined the 100K Homes Campaign, a national movement of communities working together to find permanent housing for the homeless.  More recently, we've started working with Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area to assist refugee families. Ways to help include donating needed items or joining one of our move-in teams.

Donations of the following items are ongoing:

Cleaning Kits: cloths, sponge, all-purpose cleaner, toilet bowl brush
and cleanser, small broom and dustpan, dish-washing soap, Windex, paper
towels, trash cans, plastic trash bags, laundry detergent.

Furniture:  Beds (mattresses, box springs and frames in very good
condition), dressers, kitchen tables and chairs, sofas, chairs, accent tables

Other items to donate:  radio alarm clock (new or used),
All the following items can be used, but must be clean and in very good
condition:  blankets, bed linens, pillows, towels, bath mat, microwave
safe bowls, cups, microwave safe dishes, pots, pans, silverware, shower
curtains (new), small chairs, folding tables, small lamps, flashlights,
small rugs, plastic plants, small TVs.

Please contact Janet Edmonds (j.edmonds@erols.com), Chair of the Welcome Home Ministry, for
more information or to volunteer in some capacity.