2006
 
November 2006
 
Somebody Cares Home Office has moved
 
 
We are grateful to the United Way to have housed the home office of SCNE for the past 2 years.  They gave us free office space,  paid our phone bill,  allowed us the use of all equipment, supplies, use of the parking lot for recieving tractor trailor trucks of food and to park our box truck!!! In addition they support us $83.33 monthly.  They are currently going through a major transition and are down sizing the office space which means a good move for Somebody Cares because it puts us more accessable to the people we are serving.  We will be sharing office space with CCF Street Church  located behind Trinity Episcopal Church.                           
                                     19 FRANKLIN ST.          
                                HAVERHILL, MA. 01830
                                   PHONE #  978-377-0447
 
         Office  hours are  Monday through Friday 1:00-4:00 pm
                              1st floor front door entrance


 
August 2006
 
SCA 25th Anniversary!
 
Somebody Cares America celebrating 25 years of caring
Compassion ministries from all over the world gathering to celebrate what God is doing!
 
 
 Join us as compassion ministries and Somebody Cares Chapters from across the globe gather to celebrate how the Lord is bringing His people together to impact the nations with His love! 
               Go to www.somebodycares.org for more details.

 
August 2006
 
Block Party at GAR Park a Huge Success!
 
There were over 1,200 that attended the July 22 Block Party
inspite of the rain!
 
 
The party happened rain or shine.  Far too much time, effort, money and planning go into one of these Block Parties to cancel because of rain.  Besides having no where to store a tractor trailer truck of food, houseware and personal care products.
 
We started to set up @ 8:00 am in the rain,  the party was scheduled for 11-2 .....at 10:45 am the rain stopped until 2:00 then it started to rain again.
It's amazing how God uses every opportunity to teach us something.  As we stood in the down pour praying for it to stop I looked around at the hundreds of people who gathered early to line up to register.  The rain didn't seem to bother them...they were used to dealing with the elements and having no place to go.
They had so looked forward to this day and there is no way we could have let them down.  It was another reminder of the hardship that the low/no income have to face daily and the goodness of the Lord to provide  such ABUNDANCE to remind us all of His great love for people and His heart to bless them.
 
A HUGE thank you to all the individuals, churches and business that donated time, money and resources to make it all happen!!
 
 


 
June 2006
 
143 Winter Street Bldg
former Joseph's Bakery
 
 
Joseph Faro, owner of Multigrains Bakery and Joseph's Resturant and Pasta Co. has donated one year rent free the former Joseph's Bakery building to Somebody Cares New England.  We are moving  forward to raise community awareness, write grants and raise funds. 
 
God has blessed us with an architect who is working on the master plan.
We are in the process of casting the vision and gathering the resources and volunteers to begin the work.  We have already  recieved donations of computers, office furniture and equipment and supplies.
 
If you, your business or church would like to be a part of this outreach center as a part of your local missions outreach please contact the office of SCNE.
 
The uses for this 15,000 sq. foot building will be:
  • 24 hour house of prayer
  • Training center for compassion missionaries
  • Community meal/Youth outreach center
  • Food Thrift Store
  • Food distribution Center for local SCNE chapters and food pantries
  • Offices of SCNE
  • CCF Street Church  www.ccfstreetchurch.org  renting space for services
 
October 2006
 
Equip 2006 Conference
 
We are grateful to the Lord for the opportunity to share the vision of SCNE at one of the 25 workshops offered at the Equip 2006 Conference this year held in Marlborough, Mass. 
    check it out www.visionnewengland.org  topic LOCAL LOVE
God is opening doors to cast the vision of Somebody Cares New England through out the Merrimack Valley area in  Lowell, Newburyport, Lawrence and Westford, Mass. and Derry N.H.
Even from other parts of the nation, the director of a homeless outreach center in Ashland, Ohio is coming  to learn how they can have a greater impact in serving their community.
Also August 4-7 we were blessed by Inside Out Soul Fest with a free vendor table and given an opportunity for a seminar slot titled  "It Starts with One", all about starting a compassion movement in your local city. There were a number of New England contacts that were made thanks to Soul Fest.
 


 
 
April 2006
 
SCNE TV Show!
 
Last year Nancy Fagen Director of Haverhill Department Social Services and Director of SCNE Marlene Yeo were scheduled to appear on one of the Haverhill Cable Station talk shows.  Due to studio renovations we were cancelled.  Darlene Beals who works for the cable station suggested that with all the exciting things that were happening with Somebody Cares in the city that we become trained to host our own show.
 
Thanks to the dedication, training and hard work of George, Connie, Sam, Dan and Tim Plouffe, we now have our own show.
 
The show is taped each month and shown several times through out the month on Channel 22.  We have a variety of guests including those we have had the privelege to minister to,   ministries and organizations that we have been able to support and serve as well as those that collaborate with SCNE  to cause  greater synergy and effectiveness.
 
Check the Haverhill Community Television web for listings www.haverhillcommunitytv.org
 
March 2006
 
SCNE Births Their First Chapter!
 
Somebody Cares New England has birthed their first chapter.
                     Somebody Cares Greater Lowell (SCGL)
                                    Director Cindi Webster
                                        P.O. Box 2308
                                     Lowell, MA. 01851
                                         978-902-0212
                                 SCGreaterLowell@aol.com.
Those who attended were representatives from the Lowell Fire Dept.,
the Community Teamwork Inc. (Community Action), Pastors from 12 churches and Senator Steven Panagiotakos, a native of Lowell, Ma.
All in attendance not only see the need for the churches to unify but also to gird themselves with the servants towel and serve the community in the love of Christ.

Also the Somebody Cares Greater Nashua Chapter  (SCGN) is in it's formative stages.           
                                  Director Gloria Harvell
                                           P.O. Box 1630
                                     Nashua, N.H. 03060
                                          603-801-0530
 
If you or your church would like to be involved serving the community please contact:
SCNE- Haverhill, Ma.
SCGL-Lowell, Ma.
SCGN-Nashua N.H.
 
Also If your church is interested in establishing a Somebody Cares in your area contact the SCNE office.

 

Leeland
The Sound of Melodies
 
Support Somebody Cares New England by purchasing the debut Album from Leeland! This anointed 17 year old worship leader’s passion for Christ and compassion for man is all over his music! Check out some of his lyrics below from the song "Tears of the Saints".
 
There are many prodigal sons
On our city streets they run
Searching for shelter
There are homes broken down
People's hopes have fallen to the ground
From failures
 
This is an emergency!
 
There are tears from the saints
For the lost and unsaved
We're crying for them come back home
We're crying for them come back home
And all Your children will stretch out their hands
And pick up the crippled man
Father, we will lead them home
 
 
Whether it be a Leeland CD or any other music order through the SCNE web link, a percentage of your puchase will be donated to
Somebody Cares New England.
PLEASE tell your family and friends and remember to come back to the SCNE web site when ordering future CD's. 
To order click on the link below. 
Thank you for supporting the mission and helping to
"Rescue Lives"
 
Please register first at www.MusiChristian.com  click on SIGN IN then come back to the link below to make your purchase.  This is necessary so Music Christian.com knows to credit our account.
 
 
 
If you'd like to listen to Leeland first, check out their website at www.LeelandOnline.com