7th Annual GrapeDay 5k
September 29, 2017
September Charity of The Month – Jacob’s House
The San Diego Field and Warehouse division lead by Tommy, General Superintendent selected, Jacob‘s House as our September Charity.
When a loved one is in the hospital, the last thing a family should have to worry about is a hotel (or how to pay for it). Jacobs House provides those in need with a place to stay so that they can get some rest during the difficult time.
It was a true privilege to be able to meet with Linda Mejia, Executive Director at Jacob’s House as well as Jennifer Duregger, Jacob’s older sister during our visit.
Jacob‘s House Mission Statement
Crisis can strike a family at any time, without warning. Suddenly, the only prayer is for God to reach down and save the life of that loved one. It’s the only thing that matters.
But where do families find a place of refuge in the middle of such a traumatic life changing storm? It is the vision of Jacob‘s House to be a place of comfort and a place of hope to help families survive and overcome life’s challenges.
While we cannot change the destiny, we can impact the journey. No matter what the outcome, Jacob‘s House will be a strong tower for families.
It is our express purpose to build Jacob‘s House adjacent to a local hospital in the Temecula Valley Region. Further, we envision that Jacob‘s House will cooperatively function to support all local hospitals but will also partner with Hospice of the Valleys to impact even more families in need..
In December, 2012, Jacob‘s House acquired a house near the Temecula Valley Hospital. We opened this facility when the hospital opened in Fall 2013.
How Jacob‘s House Supports Others
- Jacob‘s House provides a place to stay, a place to eat, a place to shower, and a stay to sleep when a loved one has been admitted into the hospital.
- Their welcoming staff and volunteers are sympathetic to those facing a crisis and help with specific family needs.
- Jacob‘s House helps address the financial, spiritual, geographical, and time-sensitive needs that people in crisis require when their loved one is in the hospital.