Jesus was homeless ...

"Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head"   
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​Luke 9:58

 Campers help one another

Gary (left) of Gulfport helps fellow campers by distributing donations and serving on the Board of Directors. Jeri (right) of Biloxi will patch campers' wounds, find safety for women, and counsel victims of abuse.
Lynda Favre, Founder and Director

As a young child Lynda experienced homelessness herself.
In later years her kind-hearted father would bring hobos home for a hot meal and a shower.​​ Lynda formed Shepherd of the Gulf as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2010, and has worked tirelessly ever since to provide compassionate care to homeless campers. 
FOURTH  ANNUAL  CUDDFEST
Fundraiser for Homelessness and Suicide Awareness

May 5, 2018, 2:00 - 10:30 pm
14156 Lumpkin Rd. Gulfport, MS
$15 per person

Bonfire  ---  Crawfish Boil  ---  Music

Anyone who would like to volunteer or donate food, drink, or supplies to this event contact
Lynda at (228) 229-8980 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE -THANK YOU!
In tribute to Logan Cudd
and other loved ones that we have lost due to suicide


Bring a photo 
to honor their memory and celebrate their life
LOGAN CUDD
On April 30, 2015 Lynda Favre (founder of Shepherd of the Gulf) lost her son Logan Cudd to suicide. The Logan you see in the above video is a true reflection of the happy, friendly, outgoing, full-of-life person that Logan truely was.  Suicide is hard to understand and accept in a situation like this where no one saw it coming. It's equally puzzeling to see the countless resilient homeless people who possess nothing but problems and yet dont take this path.
 

HOMELESS SUICIDES
On the other hand, Lynda suspects that many homeless deaths are, in reality, suicides. Death on the train tracks may be no accident, and death from over-exposure and overdose may be acts of despair from people who feel like they are failures and that no one cares.

Memorial Service for two Campers  April 7, 2018   -   2:00 pm, Biloxi, MS
Recently deceased long-time campmates Dennis Lanter (left) and Dwain McGaha (right) with friend Joey (center)

Fundraising  Event

Saturday, April 28 at 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT

Wilde's Tavern
7724 Bienville Blvd, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564

Guinness Book of World Records Attempt

Pleasant's BBQ, Wildes Tavern, Overtime Sports, Smithfield Foods, Southern Event And Party and Shepherd of the Gulf will be working together to set a new world record of 2200 pounds for the largest pulled pork serving.


For more information see:
https://www.facebook.com/events/172359830235630/
​Volunteers are also needed.

For each purchased meal, one meal will be donated to  a local first responder, or a local shelter
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ASSISTING HOMELESS VETERANS

The VA is placing homeless veterans in housing, however they have no furniture!
Shepherd of the Gulf is working diligently to collect and deliver what they need.
There is a need for donated furniture, household supplies, kitchen accessories, etc.
Please Contact Lynda Favre (228) 229-8980 to arrange pickup.



HOMELESS VETERANS STAND DOWN

Saturday June 2, 2018  8:30 - 11:30
Biloxi Civic Center   591 Howard Ave. Biloxi
Various resources available for homeless veterans
housing and medical information, free health screening, haircuts, and supplies






WLOX NEWS REPORT​
Army vet moves into apartment

after 5 years of being homeless
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WLOX NEWS REPORT​
Shepherd of the Gulf in need of help
feeding and keeping people warm
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 WLOX NEWS REPORT
  Shepherd of the Gulf in need of tents
 for homeless after rough winter
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 WLOX NEWS REPORT​   

 Campers' Christmas   
December 24, 2017   
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  ​   Shepherd of the Gulf

  • Provides emergency shelter in the form of tents and sleeping bags.
  • Delivers equipment, supplies, food, and water into the woods where the campers live.
  • Recognizes the important companionship that pets provide.
  • Hosts special holiday events to cheer the homeless during those difficult times of the year.
  • Endeavors to reconnect homeless campers with their families.
  • Occasionally attends funerals, provides courtroom support, fills out paperwork, replaces lost documentation, helps with transportation, helps veterans obtain housing, and finds safety for women and children.


THANK YOU !

Shepherd of the Gulf has educated and inspired the coastal community,  and has recieved awards both nationally and locally. The organization is grateful to God, to the media, and to our wonderful donors and supporters.