BASICS is an acronym for
"Brothers And Sisters In Christ's Service "
We are a Florida nonprofit outreach striving to help transform the lives of the homeless and impoverished in Citrus County Florida. 18 years in the making, BASICS United has been born!
Through direct street outreach, we build relationships with those who are homeless while helping them move towards self sufficiency. We use the resources we have gathered from our community partners and individuals to do this.
Resources with out relationship cannot bring others to the "finish line" of this marathon we call homelessness. With out those to cheer them on, bring them nourishment along the way and help pick them up when they fall, the race often ends before it even begins. .
Take the "Who Is In Your Pew " survey, which identifies the resources that individuals have that may be the key to assist someone we know to move towards self sufficiency.
Or simply call or email us!
The more churches and individuals involved, the more people we can help with the least strain on any one church or individual..without taking up a collection! Talk to your church about taking the survey and become part of our community of believers!
ITS COSTS YOU NOTHING!
YOU WORK AS PART OF:
"THE BODY OF CHRIST"
Although we do not support "poverty maintenance",there are still items they need to assist with their daily lives while they pursue self sufficiency. The list below is not all inclusive but it's a start! Before you throw things away or bring them to a thrift store, we may be able to take it off your hands! Everything we receive goes right back into the community in need and we NEVER charge them a dime!!!
1) Tents 2) Tarps 3) Heavy duty back packs, sea-bags 4) ANY kind of camping equipment 5) Bicycles and bike parts 6) Work boots/Sneakers 7) Roll up mats, sleeping bags, blankets 8) Flash lights 9) Sterno burners 10) Lanterns
Bug repellent, toilet paper, sewing kits, water proofing for tents, socks, jeans/sweats, shorts,
T-shirts, underwear (Please limit clothing to these items only)