7/2/2023 Public Announcement
6/15/2023 Praise Report
This is a beautiful mom & daughter duo Crazy Love Ministries had the opportunity to celebrate with. After many failed attempts of housing opportunities that provided them with over-head shelter, but non-humane conditions, including their vehicle and a trailer with no running water or septic , the door to adequate housing finally opened! They are now residing in a two bedroom apartment that has also been fully furnished. They give thanks to God for answering their prayers! And, for the network of love & support He provided them with!
6/6/2023 Public Announcement
We love you girl! It was an honor to know you.
5/22/23 Praise Report
Douglas qualified for housing support and a health check with a pulmonary specialist came back good. Please be praying that an actual door to housing opens soon so he can be done with residing at the shelter.
5/1/2023 Public Announcement
Paul Zachry’s service will be on May, 27th at 1pm, Shelton First Baptist Church
4/29/23 Memorial Service, May 20th, 1pm, Shelton First Baptist Church
4/26/2023 6yr Anniversary Invite
4/21/2023 Forever in our Hearts, Harrison Lofthus
Scot & Mary Lofthus, “We are heartbroken to share the news that our son Harrison, age 35, passed away on April 17th in Shelton. Harrison’s wit, creative mind, and gentle spirit will be missed by all who knew him. More information about the service will be announced later. We would love to hear any stories or memories you have of him.”
4/15/2023 Praise Report!
What a joyous day we had, April 15, 2023! Celebrating Abe’s 77th birthday and water baptism. It is awesome to be able to know all of the amazing people God’s brought into our lives through Crazy Love Ministries and to be witnesses of His transformation in their lives. Thank you Lord, for never stopping short in Your pursuit to love us! All, power, honor, and glory to You, forever & ever! Hallelujah & Amen!
4/6/2023 Praise Report!
3/28/2023 Shelton Girl Scouts Thank You
Tonight’s treat at Fellowship in the Park?! Girl Scout Cookies! Thank you to Shelton’s Girl Scout Troop #40339 for selling well this yr! Your hard work benefited 40 of your homeless neighbors who received a box of cookies.
March 2023 Sponsor Letter
Greetings to our Crazy Love Sponsors,
We have yet to find adequate building space for the Warming Center. Unfortunately, the buildings that would work are for sale vs for lease. As we wait upon the Lord for His will to be done, we are continuing to explore all possibilities including more funding options.
It quickly came to our attention that Crazy Love Ministries successfully provided outreach services for three years prior to having building space. Beginning the first of Feb. we added Tues evening Fellowship in the Park to our outreach schedule in addition to the Friday, Shelton Street Feed.
This outreach is done in conjunction with Community Lifeline’s 5pm dinner. Crazy Love sets up in the park offering people a place to sit and eat their meal. We supplement the meal with additional food and basic-necessity handouts. Most importantly, we are there to continue maintaining the relationships God has created with those we serve by offering them prayer and holding the Devotion and Discussion time that everyone was familiar with at the center.
Beginning in April, we will be adding on Sun Church in the Park. This will also be an offering that people were previously accustomed to when visiting the center on Sunday afternoons. It’s exciting that God is continuing to bring vision to the ministry work of Crazy Love Ministries.
On a recent Fri evening when we announced Church in the Park was coming, a man named Shawn raised his hand to speak. When I motioned for him to talk he informed the entire crowd, “This is awesome! We’ve been waiting to see if you’d disappear on us.”
It hit my heart hard realizing that people have been watching to see if the loss of the center would cause us to feel defeated enough to not stay the course God set before us. Ultimately, giving up on those we serve. Shawn was one of our confirmations that God doesn’t need a building to continue drawing people to Him.
We remain firm in the commitment we made to the public and our sponsors in our Jan 2023 letter, the closure of the center, “Will not prevent His love and the message of the cross from reaching more of our neighbors who are lost, hurting, and in need of Jesus . Crazy Love Ministries is NOT dissolving. Our team remains committed to loving, serving, and investing in the lives of others in our community.” However necessary! And your continued donations are helping to make this possible.
For those giving financially, you can view the most current expense report on our website at, crazyloveministries.org under the Sponsor Tab. If you ever have any specific questions our treasurer can be contacted directly, Mel Lightbody, 707-367-4370.
Please continue to page 2 to read about the impact God is having through your support!
God bless you,
CLM Exec. Dir.
Crazy Love Ministries Summary of 2023 Praise Reports, so far 😊
Jan 2023, with heavy hearts we received word of Paul Zachry’s passing. Paul was one of our sponsors and many of our team members knew Paul personally. It was extremely challenging for Wendy (our Exec. Dir.) to accept a praise report that came with the news of his passing. Crazy Love Ministries was included in Paul’s will. The ministry will be receiving $7500 from his estate. Our largest donation ever! Our hope is that once this money is received it can be used towards the reopening of a Warming Center. We know Paul greatly appreciated what the center was offering to those in our community.
Feb 2023, Gene H and son moved into their own home. After residing first in shelters and then together in a group home. Our ministry was blessed to help with the physical move and from donations from the community to equip their new home with a washer and dryer.
Mike M got his own housing. At a Shelton Street Feed Mike publicly gave God all the praise for this victory. Mike is looking very forward to attending Church in the Park.
Mar 2023, Erica B got her own housing. Erica hasn’t had stable housing for five years. Her housing situation also contributed towards her not being able to fully reside with her two sons. However, her new apartment provides space for her youngest to live with her. Her eldest has successfully moved on to adulthood and remains in close relationship with her. All glory to God!!!
Along with a $500 donation from the Exec. Dir. of Crazy Love Ministries, the ministry was able to help collect matching donations for Gethsemane Ministries through Go Fund Me. Crazy Love will be sending them a check close to $1000.00 this month. We are certain many others also gave directly to Gethsemane. The biggest miracle we’ve witnessed come from the Gethsemane fires is how the greater church has stepped up as one to help support Gethsemane. Many of Gethsemane’s sister ministries and Shelton’s local church congregations have sent them financial support.
Despite the center not being in operation, Crazy Love Ministries volunteer roster has grown and is at its highest in ministry history (6yrs!), with 38 volunteers. All food and financial donation needs are also continuing to be met.
3/08/2023 Praise Report
We’re celebrating another housing victory! Erica hasn’t had stable housing for the last five years. She was one who was fortunate enough to be able to remain indoors by couch surfing, etc through the generosity of family & friends. Her housing situation also contributed towards her not being able to fully reside with her two sons.
However, she has now been moved into an apartment that provides adequate space to also house her youngest son. Her eldest has successfully moved on to adulthood and remains in close relationship with her.
Here’s a photo of her posing with one of her favorite Crazy Love Ministries volunteers. Thank you to Love In the Name of Christ Mason County for helping to accommodate her new home with furnishings and to all of the other groups in our community who have helped Erica. All glory to God!!!
3/1/2023 New Hope Youth Group Thank You
2/21/2023 Praise Report
PRAISE REPORT! Mike got housing just over 2 weeks ago. He came to a SHELTON STREET FEED to share the news with some of those who have walked beside him & to give the praise to Jesus for this victory. It’s hard to read, but the button he’s holding is declaring all glory to God!
02/17/2023 Help Gethsemane Rebuild Campaign
01/23/2023 Homeless Event this Friday!
01/15/23 Sponsor/Public Announcement
Happy 2023 to you and yours! We are sincerely grateful for your support of Crazy Love Ministries.
It’s important that we keep our sponsors updated on changes to our program. It’s with a heavy heart I inform you that the Mason County Warming Center has not had its doors open to the public since Dec. 29, 2022.
Due to worsening roof leaks and secondary building issues that the owners are not able to properly take care of, the Crazy Love Ministries Board of Directors, has decided to terminate our lease agreement. This decision was prayerfully made with careful consideration for all involved. We are working towards the completion of an inventory disposal and cleanup process outlined by an Environmental Technician. I’m happy to report, very limited items were subject to loss and almost everything the non-profit owns within the center will be recovered.
We know the services offered at the center for the last 3 years have been a huge benefit to our community. This is a sad occurrence for all involved, including our team. However, if God’s will is for the center to continue I have faith He will bring us a new building! We are currently considering all options for building space and will continue to do so.
We are grateful and rejoicing for the many lives that have been blessed and saved by God through our ministry work at the center. And of course, we also know, all things are possible with Jesus Christ and God is much, much, bigger than a failing building.
This closure will not prevent His love and the message of the cross from reaching more of our neighbors who are lost, hurting, and in need of Jesus. Crazy Love Ministries is NOT dissolving! Your support is still needed. Our team remains committed to loving, serving, and investing in the lives of others in our community.
In 2023, I’m anticipating God WILL continue bringing in a harvest of food to be shared! There are many more souls who need His feeding! We will continue all street outreach efforts and food distribution to our community.
If you have any specific questions, you can contact us directly by phone or email. We will continue to keep the public and our sponsors updated as needed.
In His Love,
2022 Volunteer Appreciation Awards
12/30/2022 Public Closure Notice
The Mason County Warming Center is temporarily closed due to a worsening roof leak. Further evaluations for repairs will be performed next week. There’s a possibility it will reopen as soon as Jan 9th, but this date hasn’t been confirmed. Crazy Love Ministries will continue food distribution via street outreach for as long as necessary. This closure does not effect the Fri, SHELTON STREET FEEDS. If you need to make arrangements for donation pick ups or would like to be added to a contact list to receive building updates please contact us at, 360-358-3355
Dec 1, 2022 Annual 2022 Meeting Announcement
Nov 22, 2022, Homeless March
We are more than just a Number! Gathering begins at Brewer Park, 4pm
WE ARE MORE THAN JUST A NUMBER represents the 254 people currently reported as homeless within Mason County. We aim to demonstrate what this population looks like from a human perspective rather than just a number reported on a page. This demonstration also represents the severity of the housing crisis Mason County is currently facing. As a result of little to no housing, homelessness has increased by 129% in the last two years. These numbers are projected to see another surge as eviction prevention funding and programs are no longer available. Waitlists for Crossroads Housing are extremely long and shelter space at Community Lifeline is very limited. The lack of affordable housing in our community is forcing people into homelessness including families with children, single adults, people with disabilities, individuals chronically ill, and our elderly population. We are demanding that this be made a priority by our City and County leaders and aim to promote that every community member has the right to safety, basic needs, and support for success in Mason County. Join us in our march through town beginning at Brewer Park and ending at the Civic Center to raise awareness and make a difference!
Nov 14, 2022 Sponsor a Christmas Package!
CHRISTMAS SPONSOR CARDS are available for distribution! If you would like to purchase a Christmas package for a homeless neighbor in Shelton, WA you can pick up a Sponsor Card at the Mason County Warming Center, 110 S. First ST. *Street parking only on Railroad Ave or Front St. Packages must be returned to the center on or before Dec. 11th. Days/hours for pick up and return: Tue, Wed, Thur 8am-12pm, Sun 1-4pm. If you have any questions you can call or text us at 360-358-3355.
Oct. 17, 2022 Praise Report
Praise God! Jodi has received housing! She & baby remain healthy and doing well! Thank you to all of the groups who have contributed towards her success in getting off the streets in Shelton, WA. Please keep this beautiful momma, her pregnancy, and her child on your prayer list!
09/12/2022 Praise Report
Aug. 31, 2022 Shelton's Observance of Overdose Awareness
Thank you to all of the individuals and families who allow us the privilege of walking alongside you in the midst of your fights with addiction. There is always hope! And we love you!
Aug. 29, 2022 Praise Report
Aug. 22, 2022 Volunteers Needed
WA rain and cold weather is quickly approaching! It’s time to begin preparing for our unsheltered neighbors who seek refuge a few hours each day at the Mason County Warming Center. Immediate volunteer openings are available!
The Mason County Warming Center volunteer shifts are from 8am-12pm or 8:30am-12:30pm on various days. Responsibilities include hospitality positions, food serving, closing, and clean-up. Training is provided. Volunteers must be at least 18yrs old, be able to pass drug/alcohol urinalyses (all expenses are paid by Crazy Love Ministries), and be ready to demonstrate consistent commitment in their desire to serve their neighbors.
Interested applicants can send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 8, 2022 Mobile Resource Unit Coming soon!
We have a team in place and resources ready to fill a van for the Mobile Resource Unit. All that remains needed is a 15-passenger or larger van/bus! Please consider donating today or spreading the word that Crazy Love Ministries is currently looking for a second van! Our first van, donated by New Horizons Church of God in 2017, continues making the Shelton Street Feeds possible! Who’s got one to donate to our non-profit for the Mobile Resource Unit?!
Aug 8, 2022 New Service Coming Soon
Mobile Resource Unit
Taking Resources, Intervention, and Education Directly to the Distressed
Sending on a regular basis a group of community support individuals to the homeless camps and/or designated meet-up points for identified camps. To build relationships so when individuals are ready for change, they know they have a support team in place to walk through the required steps with them.
Providing Resources (Food & water, medical supplies, basic necessities)
and onsite services. Intervention: Case management and additional resource connections
Education: First aid/wound care, self-care, diet, hygiene, drug awareness.
July 19, 2022 Public Notice
It’s time for those receiving services and those providing services at the Mason County Warming Center to begin planning for the Center’s annual summer closure. This closure will not affect any of the Shelton Street Feeds. Extra food provisions will be provided at the feeds on July 29th & Aug 5th. The Center will resume on its regular business hours Aug. 9th. Please help spread the word!
4th of July Community BBQ
06/04/2022 Welcome New Board Directors
05/06/2022 5yr Street Feed
Go, God! SHELTON STREET FEED, tonight at 6pm! Join us for a Cinco De Mayo meal and to celebrate that God has made it possible for no Fri dinner to be missed since May 5, 2017! Despite rain, wind, snow, and Covid He’s not failed in showing up to care for those on our streets in Shelton, WA.
5yr Anniversary, 2022
Crazy Love Ministries is celebrating its 5yr Anniversary this week as a local non-profit that provides services to the homeless and those in need in Shelton, WA. Reminder, our sponsors and the public are welcome to visit the Mason County Warming Center*, 110 S. First St, May 03-05, between 8am-10am. We’d love to offer you a cup of coffee, donut, and tour of the center. *Street Parking only on Railroad or Front St.
Special Thanks to photographer, Laelann Scafe
Crazy Love Ministries 5yr Anniversary Announcement
It is so exciting for me to announce to you, Crazy Love Ministries is celebrating its 5yr anniversary of street outreach in Shelton, WA!
Our team, first hit the streets in Feb of 2017 handing out food so we could begin meeting Shelton’s homeless community. Then, on May 5, 2017, with the help of Crazy Faith Outreach, we launched the first Shelton Street Feed (community dinner) and the expansion of Crazy Love Ministries has continued ever since.
By Nov of 2017, we were hosting a second weekly meal of breakfast for the homeless at the Shelton Laundry Mat. This gathering also provided the attendees with laundry services and devotion time.
The opening of the Mason County Warming Center in 2020 increased the two weekly meals being offered through our ministry to six. The center provides indoor space with additional support services. Most importantly, the daily love and encouragement our homeless need!
The Shelton Street Feed is still going strong. Despite wind, rain, snow, and Covid, the feed has not failed to serve a Friday community dinner since May 5, 2017.
Accompanied with every meal we serve is the opportunity for those we feed to hear God’s word! Being able to sit, eat, and dig into God’s word with people I would have never crossed paths with if it wasn’t for this ministry has completely changed my life.
Before signing the WA non-profit paperwork that required me as the founder of Crazy Love Ministries to be the Executive Director for five years, I remember thinking out loud, “Wow, Lord! Five years is such a long time.”
I hesitated on my initial commitment and I have hesitated on some of the many difficult decisions I’ve had to make since. Thankfully, God has surrounded me with amazing men and women (some of whom have come and gone) to serve beside me and to keep me encouraged. From the on-set, He has assured me that there will be a “we” who can do all things through Christ Jesus on this ministry assignment. What Crazy Love Ministries has achieved, has only been made successful due to the power of Jesus working through a team of highly devoted followers. Each of whom I am honored to know.
What I have enjoyed the most about participating in this ministry is the family God has created. Our family represents so many different backgrounds, financial and social statuses and yet we each have a place where we are accepted and where we witness His miracles together in each other’s lives. It is clear God has woven our stories together to grow and strengthen our faith in Him.
Despite the hours of self-sacrifice, the uncomfortable learning curves, and the heartaches and tears over those we’ve lost along the way, it has been a beautiful thing witnessing God bringing His plan together for Crazy Love Ministries and Him holding it together. I wouldn’t change a minute of it.
His plan has been successful, go figure! The servants for His Kingdom are multiplying and advancing from what started as a small vision for street ministry in Shelton, WA. Five years have quickly gone by and in joy, I will remain the course for as long as He warrants.
In His love, Wendy Petty
4/13/2022 Event Announcement
This Saturday April 16th, Easter movie afternoon at the Mason County Warming Center. Join us from approximately, 12pm-3pm to watch Passion of the Christ. All are welcome!
Lunch & snacks will be served. Regular services at the center will not be available during this time (laundry, clothing, showers, etc).
*Please note, due to violence and highly graphic scenes this movie is not suitable for young children or those needing to avoid this subject matter.
04/08/2022 God's Promise
03/27/2022 Public Invite
We invite all of Kevin Hendrickson’s family and friends to join us in celebrating his life with his Crazy Love Family. A BBQ meal with all of Kevin’s favorites will be served and we will end our time together with a moment of silence and lantern release at dark. Every day, Kevin will remain an inspiration for us to love well!
03/19/2022 Forever in our Hearts: Kevin Hendrickson
02/24/2022 POINT IN TIME is tomorrow!
02/21/2022 Sponsor Letter
On behalf of Crazy Love Ministries, I’d like to thank all of our 2021 sponsors! It is through so many giving and generous hearts that God was able to continue expanding the services offered through this ministry.
WHAT GOD DID IN 2021
With support from the City of Shelton and our volunteers, in January and Dec of 2021, the Mason County Warming Center was able to provide additional overnight shelter during extreme winter temperatures to our homeless neighbors. It operated on a 24-hour basis during the snowstorms. The center became much more than a place for people to be out of the cold. It became an epicenter for healing! Cases of trench foot were cured and sobriety was obtained. We witnessed similar things when the center became a cooling place during extreme summer temperatures.
God multiplied the services being offered at the center. By spring of last year, a public shower was installed. The single washer and dryer at the center increased to three by fall.
We celebrated many more victories in the lives of those we serviced in 2021! Six were baptized! Three at the center in the colder months and three in local lakes.
SOBRIETY FOR HIS GLORY STORIES featured in 2021: Nathan P, 3 years, Audrey W, 3 years, Justin C, 2 years, Mark W. 2 years, James B. 1 yr. 5 mo., Jared L, 2 mo.
Update on the veteran, Jeff, whose story we featured in Jan of 2020…. was previously residing behind the Warming Center in his vehicle and relocated to someone’s residential property so he could be provided with full use of a restroom and kitchen… he accomplished his goal in 2021, of upgrading to a travel trailer!
Jeff stopped in to share with us he successfully saved his stimulus money to purchase the trailer and is now renting RV space with full hook-ups on a working farm on Harstine Island. He was honorably discharged from the army due to medical/disability. VA benefits are helping him to pay his rental fees. He told us, ” I am grateful to the first person who was willing to help me with a safe place to park and allow me to use their home for necessities. However, I’m even more grateful to be fully away from the homeless lifestyle and all the problems that came with it. God is good!”
In October of 2021, we met a woman, named Tanya who had recently gone homeless due to a divorce that resulted in the loss of her home. Through the center’s networking with other local resource groups, she was able to establish temporary residency at the local overnight shelter, Community Lifeline. Less than two months later, she obtained employment with Taylor Shellfish! This job opportunity was listed on a weekly job posting at the center.
Tanya just last week came in to tell us, “I am still so overwhelmed by those at the Warming Center who helped in putting some of the pieces of my life back together again. The Christmas package I received here included everything I needed to begin my new job with confidence; new shoes, a new pair of clothes, even hair products, and perfume!”
As of today, Tanya is still residing at Community Lifeline. She is a single middle-aged, female who is looking for a room to rent, in a Christian home. She can currently afford $500 a month which is not enough for an apartment of her own. Tanya says she lives a very private, quiet life and spends most of her time at work. She has never used drugs or alcohol and is being considered for management with Taylor Shellfish.
We are continuing to walk alongside many who are transitioning in and out of inpatient and intensive outpatient programs. In 2021- it became a ministry goal to break the silence even more on addiction! On a regular basis, we emphasize that there is no shame in being homeless due to drug or alcohol addiction. Everyone is loved no matter what path they’ve ended up on and can be healed by the forgiveness and grace God offers through Jesus Christ.
God has built up our team members to vulnerably share their own testimonies and to deliver the good news of the gospel to those who have lost hope. He has also strengthened our relationships with other organizations in an effort to provide those we serve with quality care. Including, but not limited to Jim Coffin of Adonai who began helping with intensive case management services at the center in Aug, Gethsemane Ministries, Cross Roads Housing, Community Lifeline, NW Resources, and Royal Life.
To date, Crazy Love Ministries has remained standing faithful in our commitment to not receive any federal funding or major grant monies and to be fully staffed by only volunteers. We do this to ensure only God receives the glory for what He’s doing for those in need in Shelton, WA.
The 2021 average monthly contribution total was, $2,784.43 and the average monthly expenses total was, $2,765.39. In Nov of 2021, the ministry checking account hit the red for the first time in the history of this ministry, since 2017. However, God quadrupled our average monthly incoming contributions in December! What great encouragement this was to our team! Not only did this get our Shelton outreach off to a strong start this year, but also the Olympia Street Feeds which we began supporting in June.
WHAT IS COMING IN 2022
We don’t fully know! We have been inspired to write a governance handbook for another tier of clean and sober housing we feel our city needs, but we aren’t fully sure what God is going to do with it. What we do know- God is still on the move and His kingdom is advancing! As a team, our focus remains on continuing to pray, learn, give thanks, and rest in the work God is currently doing in the lives of those we have the privilege of serving. We must allow His Spirit to lead us.
We cannot thank you enough for your contributions and prayers- it is you; He is working through! Together, through our belief in Jesus Christ, all things are being made possible in the lives of our neighbors!
02/16/2022 Volunteer Recognition
Congratulations to, William Jensen, for being selected as Crazy Love Ministries 2021 Volunteer of the Year! William has faithfully served God by serving his homeless neighbors in Shelton, WA since May of 2018. Since the ministry’s onset in 2017, William and his dog Fran, have the most miles walked, taking resources and encouragement directly into the homeless camps. He humbly goes the distance to meet people right where they are at. An act that reminds people, you matter! Thank you, William Jensen, for being a demonstration of God’s love in action in our Shelton community!
02/11/2022 Sobriety for His Glory!
Morning Praise Report! Clean & Sober, 80 days! Halaluha! Another life God has saved from addiction and the streets of Shelton! The light of Jesus is brightly shining through, Rob King. And he’s on a mission to help others! This makes every minute of everything God has allowed us to do in this ministry worth it. Thank you Lord for not stopping short in your prusuit to save our brother!
01/21/2022 Sponsor Announcement
What an amazing 2021 we had serving Shelton’s homeless! Those who made contributions to our non-profit will receive their donation form in the mail next week. If you do not receive one, please be sure to contact us at, email@example.com or 360-358-3355
12/31/2021 Thank You
THANK YOU to all of the volunteers at the Mason County Warming Center who took on extra shifts to keep the center open 24hr/day since Dec. 25th. It’s been a blessing to help our homeless neighbors be indoors during the extreme winter temps. We’d also like to thank the city of Shelton and Community Lifeline for partnering with us to make this possible for them! AND to our Sponsors who made the provisions in paper products and food possible to serve 100+ daily meals to our community x 7 days. Go God!
12/19/2021 Praise Report
Go God! Here’s a peak at the gifts pouring into the Mason County Warming Center. Special thanks to the congregation at First Baptist Church of Shelton and all of the private sponsors who are contributing towards this effort. The birth of Jesus marks the beginning of the greatest love story ever told! It’s important we demonstrate- God’s love forgets no one!
12/09/2021 Public Update
Crazy Love Ministries 2021 Annual Meeting
Crazy Love Ministries 2021 Annual Meeting is this Tues, Dec. 7th, 5:30 pm @ the Mason County Warming Center, 110 S. First St, Shelton, WA 98584, Our sponsors and the public are invited to attend! The Board of Directors will share the 2021 finances and ministry highlights, the 2022 vision and goals, and formally elect the position of Secretary, term Jan 2022-Dec 2023. Dan Bryan is running for reelection. No one else has expressed interest in this position, but it’s not too late. Letters of interest with bios can still be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
10/24/2021 Youth Outreach Day
We had an amazing time serving our Shelton Street Family along side the youth of First Baptist Church. Praying the light they shined into the community today, be everlasting!
10/18/2021 Sleeping Bag Distribution
09/20/2021 Sleeping Bag Drive
The Mason County Warming Center plans to launch its seasonal Sleeping Bag Exchange for Shelton’s homeless by mid-Oct. This program helps people stay replenished with sleeping bags during the cold months. A minimum of 80 new or gently used sleeping bags are needed for distribution to those participating in the program. Donations of sleeping bags can be dropped off directly at the center, 110 S. First St, Shelton, WA 98584 on Tues, Weds, Thurs, or Saturdays from 9am-12pm. Pick ups can also be arranged by calling, 360-358-3355.
08/28/2021 Clothing Program Update
08/02/2021 New Service Announcement
07/30/2021 Sobriety Congratulations!
Congratulations to James Burnett on hitting a milestone in his victory over addiction! James is one of our crew team members and acts as the Mason County Warming Center’s Ast. Building Director. It has been such an honor to serve our community along side him! Stay tuned, we will be featuring his, Sobriety for God’s Glory testimony soon.
07/28/2021 Sobriety Congratulations!
Belated congratulations to, Matt Crewse on his continued progress overcoming addiction! July 21st he sent this photo to the ministry, but our volunteers are currently on vacation rotations & we missed sharing it. Matt you are an inspiration to so many who are still on the streets of Shelton fighting their battles. We are so thankful you surrendered yours to the Lord and are giving Him the glory for your personal victory. Stay near to Him, He will never fail you!
We had a wonderful time celebrating Independence Day with the Shelton street family. On the grill: Hamburgers, Chicken, & Jalapeno smoked sausage! Thank you to our sister Rowena who also showed up with pulled pork sandwiches & slaw! A load of camping gear was given away and we ended the day with two baptisms.
06/29/2021 Thank You!
Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped to serve our community during the heat wave that hit Shelton, WA June 26th-28th! It is because of your compassion that the Mason County Warming Center successfully provided an indoor cooling place and meals for some of our most at risk neighbors. Additionally, the abundance of food that came in made it possible for the center to be open all three days from 9am-6pm!
06/25/2021 Sobriety for His Glory!
06/20/2021 Public Update
Beginning the week of Mon, June 21st the Mason County Warming Center will be open on Wednesdays from 9am-12pm. Warming Center hours: Tue-Thur, Sat 9am-12pm & Sun 1-4pm
05/26/2021 Donations Needed
5/7/2021 Sobriety for His Glory!
4/27/2021 CLM Men's Retreat
03/15/2021 City of Shelton, Thank you!
01/19/2021 Annual Sponsor Letter
New Year's Eve 2020
Beautiful last day of 2020! We were blessed at the center with a visit from our sister, Audrey. Another mighty warrior living a life of sobriety! She has become an inspiration to all of us. Crazy Love is looking forward to what God has prepared for us in 2021.
Thank you again to everyone who sponsored Christmas gift packages this year and contributed towards our 4th year of Christmas giving in Shelton, WA! 38 personalized packages and an additional 33 men’s/women’s care packages were give out at the Mason County Warming Center. Additionally, everyone was blessed with a biscuits & gravy meal on the 24th and a ham & eggs meal on the 25th. Go God!
11/04/2020 Public Charity Night Invite
10/17/2020 Public Thank You
Thank you to Dutchess Donuts for partnering with the Mason County Warming Center! We encourage our local neighbors to make this place one of your regular daily/weekly stops. Not only does Dutchess have some amazing donuts, they have decided to share them with their homeless neighbors. This is what community and doing life together is all about!
09/04/2020 Public Update
08/31/2020 A Day of Celebration!
July 4th BBQ, 2020
12PM @ the Mason County Warming Center, 110 S First St, Shelton, WA 98584
In need of healthy relationships? A warm meal? Prayer? New gear for your current homeless situation or your make-shift shelter? Please join us at the Mason County Warming Center to celebrate Independence Day! We will enjoy a BBQ meal together and hold a camping-gear raffle for everyone in attendance. All are welcome! Mason County Warming Center’s covid-19 safety measures and the proper practice of social distancing will continue to be in place for this event.
05/06/2020 Thank you from, Executive Director Wendy Petty
Thank you to God and our sponsors, for enabling Crazy Love Ministries to be entering into its 4th year of outreach services to those in need in Shelton, WA!
Due to Covid19 restrictions Crazy Love Ministries wasn’t able to hold our annual public Cinco De Mayo Anniversary Street Feed this year, but there are still testimonies to be shared! Following is one of the many that reflects God’s glory and greatness.
Her name is Audrey! I first met her in March of 2017. It was the very first night a couple of us hit the streets in down town Shelton, WA to hand out food in effort to begin meeting those who made up the local Street Family.
Audrey was one of the first five people we served and met that evening. I remember the faces of those first five as though it was only yesterday. My first impression was that she was beautiful! And heavily burdened.
She pulled up on her bike. She was hesitant in receiving help from anyone to relieve her of some of the heavy bags dangling from her bike. I noticed how perfectly the bags were balancing her, indicating to me she’d grown very familiar to lugging bags around.
Out of respect for her hesitancy, we fell back and watched her handle her bags on her own. I was instantly able to recognize God had created her with a strong sense of determination.
Audrey reminded me so much of who I used to be; a young girl trying to balance the weights of life all on her own. I have never stopped praying for her. It took months for Audrey to begin trusting we were there for her and we expected nothing in return from her. Having the opportunity to simply know her and love her was all that mattered to us.
Once she finally started allowing us to help her It was not always easy to witness some of the things she was walking through. One of the most heart breaking, but trust building times in my relationship with God, was a night when I wrapped a blanket around her body as she laid resting in a cold parking lot…..
Our ministry team was not going to give up on her! I was not going to cease believing that the same God who had saved me would also save her! I desperately prayed over her that night for Him to care for her in the ways only He could. I had to trust He would. And He did!
Audrey will be celebrating two years of sobriety from methamphetamines on Jun 1st. God has restored her relationships with her children and family. She has an amazing new home!
As with me, Audrey’s willingness to finally hear God and learn from Him has led her to the love and rest He has always desired for her to know. She admits it still gets difficult, but I’m so thankful that she is experiencing true freedom.
Sadly, not every outreach story I’ve been a part of has ended in victory, according to what I consider victory to be. We’ve lost a couple of our Street Family members along the way. We remain trusting that God hasn’t lost hold of them, but it’s Audrey’s story along with many others that keep me encouraged to keep doing what Crazy Love Ministries is doing.
No one should ever be given up on! With Christ Jesus ALL things are possible!
05/01/2020 Street Family Update
The laundry room is finished at the Mason County Warming Center! Go God! More machines coming soon! Thank you to Shelton Laundry for 2 1/2 years of partnership to help provide our homeless community with clean clothing and bedding. This service will now be provided directly at the center. Lovingly dedicated in memory of Stan and Elma Hilberg whose support of Crazy Love Ministries is continuing to help God’s vision grow.