T.H.O.R.N. Ministries is a Spiritually Inspired Humanitarian Outreach
Who Serves the Homeless of Tampa Bay and the Needy of Samoa
Under bridges and in darkened corners of our city, hundreds of displaced men, women and even children are struggling to find a way back into main-stream society.
Local statistics show there are nearly 5000 wandering homeless and an additional 2000 homeless who are currently incarcerated in Tampa alone.
Volunteers serve nearly 1000 homeless and hungry weekly . In addition to food we offer prayers of comfort and support, a loving and kind word, songs, haircuts, first aid and gift clothing and hygiene supplies.
There is no clear plan… to cure homelessness and may never be. But we are not asked to look at our success rate for a cure, but rather we are to work towards learning how to love unconditionally.
T.H.O.R.N. Ministries | Tampa Non Profit | Homeless Food Clothing Provider
Spiritually inspired humanitarian outreach that reaches out to the most vulnerable of society. Our focus is to teach compassionate giving through a mobile feeding outreach in Tampa, Florida and
medical/spiritual outreach on the island of Western Samoa.
The Heart of Tampa Project has been in operation since 1997. WE serve 1000 homeless weekly. We are 100% volunteer based. We encourage community service and offer unlimited opportunities to youth and those who need c.s.o for scholarships, court or foodstamps.
Operation THORN Samoa was launched in 1995. We have focussed mainly on the special needs of the disabled, elderly and have sent 16 containers of medical supplies since 1995.
Plans are to formally open the House of Mercy in 2010 to care for severely disabled children and to teach the parents how to care for these infants prior to them being sent back to the village.
Spiritually, we offer retreats, missions, FIRE rallies and spiritual dance competitions
to encourage participation in our outreach programs.
Youth within the US are invited to participate in our Samoan outreach and homeless outreach by becoming a volunteer.
T.H.O.R.N. Ministries Inc Volunteer Information
Volunteers must be over the age of 16 unless they are accompanied by an adult.
Service hours can be accumulated by creating ways to help the needy, cooking, serving or assisting with the mission in Samoa.
The Heart of Tampa Project mainly serves on Sundays from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm at 3 locations in Tampa.
Groups need to be pre-approved.
We ask that everyone who volunteers bring something to give. This can be anything from styrofoam plates… to dry drink mix, clothing etc… Please contact our office for details.
The Samoan missions are by invitation only . Please contact the office for details.
(* During disaster relief… we encourage as much support as possible. Please contact our office for details)