Water Angels is a Christian outreach ministry to the homeless and at-risk in Knoxville. What started out as a Girl Scout mission project to provide bottled water to the homeless, God has transformed into a ministry for his body to serve the “least of these.” This ministry is open to all who are hurting, lost, and broken.
Water Angels holds church services every Sunday at 2 p.m. where attendees worship and hear the Word from different area pastors and worship leaders, are then served lunch, and receive needed clothing, toiletries, or food. They also have targeted ministries that reach out to addicted men and women, and a special kids outreach called Shining Star. Also, during the week they assist the homeless in Bible study, help obtain state identification and social security cards, and assist in finding employment and housing. Water Angels also help with moving in and acquiring donated furniture and household items.
Offering these ministries costs about $3000 per month—about two-thirds of this must come from donations.
Water Angels has service opportunities that are suitable for both groups and individuals. Their website includes a description of volunteers needed and immediate needs to support their ministries. For example, volunteers are needed for:
Water Angels fundraising (money and/or items) can be performed by either groups and individuals. Their website includes a description of immediate needs to support their ministries. For example, items needed include:
Money is needed to support the ministries, purchase and maintain moving trucks, buy their office building (to lower monthly expenses), and fund the purchase and remodeling of the House of Grace (a Christian half-way house for men in transition from rehab).