Friday, June 28, 2013

Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store Has Immediate Need!

Sharon Walker is the Founder and General Overseer of the Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store located at 2412 Memorial Parkway, NW, Huntsville, AL 35810. The Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store is a non-profit, 501c3, non-denominational ministry to the homeless and needy in Huntsville, Alabama. They serve two meals daily, Monday through Friday and on Saturday one big meal is served. They also offer a monthly clothing assistance to those in need and in the colder months supply blankets, coats, hats scarves and gloves to help them stay warm.

Sharon was first called in the homeless ministry in 2001 and the soup kitchen ministry first opened it's doors in November of 2003. Sharon is an evangelist and preacher and has a heart's desire to see people turn their lives around for the glory of God. It is the vision of her ministry to see people walk in victory instead of defeat. She teaches weekly Bible studies every Wednesday at 11:00 AM. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a hot meal while hearing the word of the Lord.


Saturday Night Alive is the once a month church service with a live band, guest speaker and free food. All are welcome. The Rose of Sharon Bus will pick up people without transportation at the Salvation Army and Johnson Towers and give the a ride back when the service is over. Pictures are on the website. I encourage you to check out the website!

I visited the soup kitchen and thrift store the other day in late afternoon. I stepped into a cool, clean, well organized store.  In the middle section are tables where people had come in from the heat and were playing card games. Everyone was very friendly. The soup kitchen depends on donations and volunteers. Right now they are in desperate need of financial support. Sharon said she had plenty of food and volunteers come in to help cook and serve, but on that day she had a bank balance of $20.00. If they do not get some assistance soon she will have to close the soup kitchen and lay off three people.

Please go to visit the webpage at, get acquainted with Sharon, look at photos ... click on where you can make a donation through PayPal. Every dollar will help. I am asking everyone who sees this blog to support in any way you can. It will be a blessing to you as well as to the soup kitchen. 

I hope to find a venue and rally together all the Homegrown Songwriters in the area to do a benefit concert to raise some working money for the soup kitchen. We have so much talent in our area and these songwriters have a heart for helping by donating their time and talent for worthy causes.Your prayers and help are much needed and appreciated.

If you live in the area stop in and bless the soup kitchen with a donation, buy something from the thrift store. Some awesome items, clean and in excellent condition! They also have a box truck and can pick up large donations of refrigerators, sofas, etc. Come one, folks and lend a helping hand in any way you can.

2012 Ministry Totals
155 Food Boxes were distrubuted
4,250 clothes were given to the homeless and needy
546 winter coats were given to the homeless and needy
510 blankets were given to the homeless and needy
15354 Hot Meals were served/given away to the hungry
41 Souls were saved for Jesus Christ
$22,348.00 was taken from the thrift store inventory and given to the homeless and needy.


The Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store
2412 Memorial Pkwy NW, Huntsville, AL 35810
Phone:(256) 536-2970

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