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
5/13/2021 Shelter Solutions
Currently unsheltered in Shelton or surrounding areas? Come in to the Mason County Warming Center to find out about receiving a wagon on wheels. Bikes included. Thank you to our Crazy Love Ministries crew members who designed, patented, and are building these awesome shelter solutions! 110 S First St, Shelton, WA 98584 Tues, Thurs, Sat 9am-12pm, Sun 1-4pm
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!
October Community Collection
Thank you to Steph’s Espresso for hosting a Community Collection for the Mason County Warming Center. If you are a regular at Steph’s, please consider bringing a tarp or flashlight when you visit again. If you haven’t tried a coffee from Steph’s Espresso, now is a great time to show your support for two local businesses at the same time! A small business and a non-profit that could benefit from your support.
09/23/2020 Street Family & Public Update
Beginning tomorrow, Sept 24th, the Mason County Warming Center will be extending it’s hours on Thursday afternoons. Join the Crazy Love Family for two hours of life-building fellowship. We will learn together through prayer, teaching, and discussion how to practically apply God’s Word to our everyday living. All are welcome! Led by, Rajeah Murray
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.
04/15/2020 Street Family Update
2020 Annual Tent Collection
It’s almost time for Crazy Love Ministries to celebrate 3 years of the Shelton Street Feeds! Go God! Our annual April Tent Collection is underway. On the first Friday in May at the anniversary feed we give away tents. This is in perfecting timing to bless those who have made Shelton’s seasonal emergency shelter their home. The Shelter closes April 30th-Nov 1st.
PLEASE donate $35 today for a tent below to help surpass last year’s collection of 30 tents. Tents, sleeping bags, mats, and camping gear will also be gladly accepted at the Mason County Warming Center, 110 S. First St: on any Tue, Thurs, Sat from 9am-12pm.
3/20/2020 Public Update
As long as no further state or county restrictions are mandated, Crazy Love Ministries has put into place and will execute the proper procedures necessary for the Warming Center to continue providing food and services to the homeless.
If you are amongst those needing services at the center please prepare yourself for the following:
#1 The Center will be operating on limited hours.
#2 If you are coughing, sneezing, running a fever, etc contact us for food and resources through another person, messenger, or by calling the ministry number: 360-358-3355. Do not come to the center.
#3 If you are okay in just accepting a bag of food at the door please do so. We will temporarily be limiting those coming into the center to around 10 at a time.
#4 If you enter the center you will need to wash your hands outside the door, check in your bag, then wash your hands again more thoroughly in the restroom.
Beginning Mar. 21st the Center’s hours will be:
Hours are subject to change as needed. We hope to slowly increase hours and occupancy numbers vs decrease. Please continue praying with us for Shelton’s protection!
3/19/2020 Public Update
We hope our Crazy Love Family is continuing to stand with us in speaking Psalm 91 over themselves and everyone in Shelton, WA, our state and nation! Let us continue to be encouraged by one another as we ride out this threat of virus. In Jesus name, may it not come near any of us!
Friday’s Street Feed will be modified, but not out of fear. We will proceed in wisdom to honor the creeds that have been set forth by our appointed public officials.
Changes you can expect:
We will continue to set-up a hand washing station
There will be no seating area
There will be no clothing give away this week
Everyone will receive: 1 packaged hot meal, 1 bagged breakfast/lunch, and 1 hygiene package.
What can you do to help us in maintaining the recommended social distancing? If you are coughing don’t come. Instead, if you are in need of food please send us a message through another person, messenger, or the ministry phone number: 360-358-3355. Please be sure to use the hand washing station that you should now be familiar with. Please stagger yourselves in line practicing a 6ft’ distancing.
If you need prayer, someone to talk to, or to get connection info for other local resources it’s ALWAYS okay to stay a couple of minutes to speak to someone in blue or put a message into the praise/prayer can
We will decide on Saturday’s hours for the Mason County Warming Center and Monday Laundry Service soon! Decisions are being made day-by-day! Watch for continued updates.