A critical part of Flood’s Community Celebrations outreach is our grocery distribution. Each week we distribute from 150 to 300 or more bags of groceries. For many people, that bag of groceries has become a necessity for living. Subsequently, grocery distribution can be a huge expense for Flood and at times becomes cost prohibitive to accomplish [...]
Green Gardens Bunco Nights are happening and much anticipated by residents at Green Gardens. We are looking for small groups to cook for and serve about 30 guests one night each month. Green Gardens, where many of Flood’s guests have been housed, is a single room occupancy community with 104 rooms for formerly homeless, disabled [...]Read More
We’re looking for MEN to come alongside and serve other MEN at our SE Ministry Center the third Saturday every month at 8:00 A.M. This gathering has exploded to over 100 men, indicating a hunger for Biblical teaching and fellowship among many of Bakersfield’s homeless. If you’re willing to step out in faith to try [...]Read More
For many of Bakersfield’s homeless, gaining access to a shower is a formidable challenge. Thanks to the support of local churches, we’re meeting that need by operating a mobile shower unit preceding Community Celebrations every Saturday, 12:30-2:30 P.M. During this time, men and women can take a private shower and receive clean clothes. We are [...]Read More
Hope for the Future. Elementary age students in southeast Bakersfield face significant challenges. Sixty-four percent are Spanish speaking only at home and language arts scores are some of the lowest in Bakersfield. Are you being called to impact a child’s life? Hope for the Future summer reading program allows you to do just that! We [...]Read More
Life transformation continues to be the center of everything we do at Flood. Our ultimate goals are to help clients make the transition from homelessness and to give them the opportunity to begin a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Flood is having its most fruitful year ever and the Southeast Ministry Center has become an integral part of this growth. Our anticipated outcomes are nothing short of phenomenal.
We plan a 33 percent increase in the number of individuals reached, impacting over 4,000 lives through crisis intervention, linking to medical services and substance abuse support. This, plus thousands of food packs, meals and essential services, provides access to building meaningful relationships. Finally, we are on track for 100 guests to gain and retain housing.