I Survived the Blizzard of 2010

On February 6, 2010, I wrote about heading for the hills just before our record snows began on Friday February 5. I knew how difficult it is getting to my house in Frederick County and I didn’t want to be stuck somewhere. I also knew that the 1000 block of East Baltimore Street was in good hands!

So, I survived the Blizzard of 2010 by hunkering down at my house with my wife in Frederick County. In fact, that next week, I only got back to my office one day between the storms. Well, this week I am back and happy to report that Helping Up Mission is still standing.  Guys are still carrying on their daily responsibilities, meals are still being served, homeless men are being cared for with emergency overnight beds, and the sidewalks and parking lots have been cleared off! 

I am not surprised. This is a special place, full of special guys who are willing to help the next guy and anyone else who needs it. They are grateful for the help they have received and are willing to pass it on.

Many of you who read this are those people who help our men individually or us corporately. Just wanted to say thank you and let you to know that you efforts are not in vain. 


Pastor Gary Byers

Spiritual Life Director

PS Not sure you know this, but 2010 is not only the year of record snow fall…it is also Helping Up Mission’s 125th anniversary!  Stay tuned.