SALT - Service And Love Together
When researching root causes of why so many neurodiverse end up homeless in Central Florida, I came across Service And Love Together, otherwise better known as SALT. Founded by Eric Camarillo in 2011, their service stations are located in downtown and is a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is "to exemplify the character of Christ through relational evangelism, meeting the needs of the community, equipping people for service, and fostering spiritual growth."
Students at Windermere Prep are known for their charitable contributions to groups locally and after personally visiting their campus and seeing all the services they provide the homeless - I can personally attest to the positive and profound impact they have on this often overlooked segment of our society.
I will be organizing a wish list with Angie Torrez, a coordinator at SALT (that's her with me in the picture at the top of this page), whereby students can raise funds to purchase those much needed items. I recently saw lockers that were bought thanks to donations that will safeguard valuables while people take showers in one of their mobile stations. Besides offering clothing and showers, there are 6 laundry stations all packed into a mobile unit.
SALT is in need of clothing donations and specifically, men's clothing. They have a shortage of suits and blazers, dress pants, shirts and ties. These are much needed for people to go for job interviews in, so please ask around and I will be collecting those shortly. Besides organizing fundraisers and clothing donations, I will be arranging for group volunteer visits to their campus. If you are interested, please reach out to me ASAP. These group visits will be held on Wednesday's and I'm certain the whole engagement will be just as rewarding and eye opening for you as it has been for me.
More information about SALT can be found at their website www.serviceandlovetogether.org