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CTLC is an ecumenical
organization of over 30 local churches working with
the support of area business and social service
groups to meet basic human needs on a temporary
and/or emergency basis. Our staff is composed
entirely of volunteers who assist 200 plus families per week. These include street
people, the elderly, the disabled, and those
marginally employed or unemployed.
If you are a person needing
assistance from CTLC, please go to our
page for a description of the kinds of
assistance we offer and our hours of operation.
If you or your
organization would like to volunteer to work
during the week in assisting families and
individuals who come in for help, please click
on our Volunteers
page. There are several areas that you can
volunteer to work in.
If you need someone to
speak to your group or organization about CTLC,
speakers are available. Just call us
during Donation Hours (see below) at
254-778-6885 and ask for the executive director,
Jim Hornsby, or email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll set
If you would like to make
a donation of food, clothing and/or household
items, please see the
Donations page. Financial donations
are also needed to purchase many of the food and
hygiene items given out – information on how to
make such a donation can also be found on this
times CTLC runs short of certain items that we
would normally try to have available to give to
the families/individuals who need them.
You will find a list of those items on the
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
AM – 10:30 AM
AM – noon
We have purchased a
used Mitsubishi diesel truck to hold the
refrigerated box! Now we are
seeking funds to mount
the unit onto the truck -- the estimated cost is
between $3500 & $4000.
Feed My Sheep ministry
building is now debt-free!
CTLC will be
joining in the Neighborhood
Pride Clean-Up Day on March 21,
starting at 8:00 am. (Please see the
newsletter link at the top of the page for ways
you can help & for more information.)
Would you like to
tour CTLC to see
how the pantry is utilizing community donations
to meet needs? We are open Monday through Friday
for tours -- just call Jim Hornsby to schedule a
We are about to
start our BackPack Buddies 2015 outreach which
helps ~1600 students with grade-appropriate
school supplies. We very much need more
churches or businesses to help provide for more
children this year.
Weekend Nutrition Ministry
provides food for 400 students weekly. We
need volunteers to pick up and deliver backpacks
Tuesday & Thursday. We also need help
packing the backpacks at CTLC on Wednesday,
Thursday & Friday. and can always use
financial donations. We currently need
& cheese, canned meals/canned meats,
and small cans of soup
as well as diapers (sizes
4,5,6) baby wipes, feminine hygiene products,
toilet paper, bars of soap, liquid laundry soap,
and liquid dish soap..
We need donations of
rice (1-2 lb size), mac & cheese,
pasta (1-2 lb size), ramen noodles, soup, meals
in a can (Spaghettios, Ravioli), small cans of
meat, razors, shaving cream, shampoo,
deodorant, tooth paste, tooth brushes, baby
wipes, diapers sizes 4, 5 & 6, and
Feed My Sheep needs
volunteers to do general repairs on the building
and to serve and/or prepare meals. Here is an
FMS average monthly tally.
Pickup and Delivery of Food
-- drivers with trucks are needed to pick up
food locally and deliver it to CTLC.
Volunteers are needed for Mondays & Fridays
(8:30-noon) or Wednesdays (6:30-11:30 AM).
The outreach ministry with
Centex Alcohol & Drug Rehab
is ongoing. Each week the Rehab center
transports 8-to-10 new male residents to CTLC
where they are given a Bible, toiletries and
clothing within 24 hours of exiting prison.
Please pray for these men as they start their
CTLC is partnering with
27 churches to help feed
the homeless in Temple. Feed my Sheep on
Avenue G provides a hot meal and a bag dinner
for about 150 people daily. It's open 7
days a week from 11:30 to 12:30 with soup night
from 6:00-7:00 on Thursdays Please contact
Jim Hornsby if you want to help.
We are still looking for 9 new
computers (wireless internet) for a
- It takes
each day CTLC is open to clients to meet their
needs. Volunteers, one or a group, are
needed! Several positions are open;
filing, computer, and general office skills are
helpful. Contact Jim Hornsby for more
information. Volunteer training is held every Wednesday
morning from 8:00-9:00.
always have a great need for used pew Bibles,
paperback or hard cover, if you are needing to
find a new home for them.
- We have a great
men to help load
and unload and at least 1
man with a pick-up truck to pick up
food from TLC and then help unload it at CTLC on
Wednesday mornings at 8:00. Anyone who
volunteers should be able to lift heavy loads
with no problem.