Everyone has heard stories about the trail of a few breadcrumbs that leads you home. However, this is not the tale of Hansel and Gretel, rather it is the real-life story of Helen Martin and Reverend Philip Roulette, who went to Reverend Edwin Stube of St. Paul Apostle Church in 1982 with an idea for a soup kitchen. That initial idea became a reality, and it has since transformed into a multi-faceted organization dedicated to giving back to the Baltimore community.
Paul’s Place started serving food twice a week and now has an outreach center, providing over 20 services to low-income individuals.
Southway was lucky enough to volunteer at Paul’s Place twice and participate in two of their annual holiday food drives. Plenty of contractors made monetary and food donations, as well, such as:
- Premier Concrete
- Personal Electric
- CL McCoy Framing
- Floors Etc.
- Tri-county Roofing
- Anderson Fire
- Pat Dorn
Not only were we able to serve over 500 collective meals to those who came to Paul’s Place, but we helped organize donated food and toys. We also assisted as “personal shoppers” to the men shopping in Paul’s Place Boutique, where people can go once a week to get any items they may need.
Paul’s Place has not only established themselves as a resource to low-income individuals but created a safe haven for those people as well.
We met some really special people that are doing a phenomenal job at providing a needed service to the community. Thanks again for everyone’s contributions and time. We will continue to look for ways to support Paul’s Place. If you are interested in learning more about Paul’s Place or how to contribute to the cause, visit http://paulsplaceoutreach.org/.