In His Care
In His Care’s vision “To keep the homeless warm on their road to recovery and salvation”
“What Would Jesus Do?”
In His Care is one of the our Local Outreach ministries. The ministry reaches out to the homeless in the city. We are called to fulfill as written in the Scripture in Matthew 6:35-36, 40: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was in prison and you came to visit me…. I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for me.”
The main initiative is the annual Winter Survival Items Drive which raises money to distribute items to keep our friends on the street warm. Each year we partner with agencies in the city that are involved with the homeless. They distribute toques, long johns, gloves, underwear, and thermal socks . We also have our very own extreme weather outreach team.
Another Successful Campaign!
Each year, from around mid-November, we attempt to raise $10,000 to pay for winter wear to provide our city's homeless with some comfort and warmth.
We put together winter survival kits and partnered with Salvation Army, Ottawa Innercity Ministries and Shepherds of Good Hope, to distribute them. We also have our very own extreme weather outreach team on the streets, reaching out in person, listening to their histories, ministering to their needs, and giving out winter necessities.
Our In His Care ministry was blessed again this winter, with a fund that exceeded the $10,000 goal. We praise and thank God and all the donors who gave so generously.
History & Donor Information:
Started by Colleen Fogarty (wife of Kenneth Fogarty, deceased ex. Ottawa mayor 1970-1972) to help the homeless. She recognized the need to keep these unfortunate people warm in the winter as many of them are there due to no fault of their own such as: job loss; addiction; abuse; or mental illness.
Colleen, due to illness and wanting the project to continue and grow, indirectly approached a Christian men’s group to find a way to help out for the worthy cause to continue. This happened and is continuing today under “In His Care”.
“In His Care” supplies items to survive the winter to agencies with expertise in assisting the homeless.
100% of donations go towards the purchases. All administrative and mailing costs are borne by Trinity Bible Church of Ottawa and the “In His Care" committee.