The other evening, the Mission and Action Committee met @ Friendship Café to learn a little more about Amos House.
Most of us have known about Amos House–it’s a long term benevolence of Central Congregational Church–and a group of people travel to the soup kitchen every Tuesday to serve meals. Amos House currently serves about 800 meals a day in a tiny space!
Amos House has just announced a new chapter–they are building a new home right in the community they serve.
As I was thinking about the jobs created by this project (Amos House has insisted that the contractor hire Amos House’s own construction trainees), the urban blight that is erased by building new on an old site, and the many many improvements in how they serve their clients, I began to consider the impact that this little organization has had on the south side of Providence.… [Read More]