January 2024 Newsletter

No Power? = No Problem!

On Sunday, January 14th, our power went off. The temperature was 14 degrees, but the wind chill was 3 degrees. It was unbearable outside. We thought it was a rolling blackout but soon found out that it was a blown transformer. Almost immediately, the Generac generator kicked in. Even though Soul’s Harbor was without power for almost 7 hours, we were hardly affected. I want to thank all the donors who financially helped us purchase this generator after the February 2021 rolling black out fiasco. During those miserable days in February 2021, we had 60+ hours of no power – without a generator. Finally, I want to Thank our largest generator donor, Dr. Travis Stembridge from Wichita. He lived at Soul’s Harbor in the 1950s with his grandfather, Jake Stembridge, who founded Soul’s Harbor along with Ralph Whittle.

Thank you, again for keeping us warm.

A Night at the Movies…

Our men were treated to a movie and concessions at the AMC Mesquite 30 during theChristmas season. The guys watched “The Iron Claw”. What was cool about this movie is that it dealt with the Von Erich wrestling brothers, who were from the Dallas area. Many of the men at Soul’s Harbor had seen the Von Erich’s in person at the Dallas Sportatorium arena. One resident showed me a picture of him when he was 6 years old with one of the Von Erich brothers. It brought a lot of good memories back for all the guys. The men loved the movie and were also treated to popcorn and soda. Thank you to the anonymous donor who was so generous to provide this unique Christmas Gift to all our men. He has been doing this for 15 straight years.

We need your help…

Soul’s Harbor homeless shelter is supported solely by our four thrift stores. You can donate your household items via phone (972-286-1940) or our “Household Donation Request Form” page. We also take automobiles “Vehicle Donation Request Form“. So if you have old clothes, furniture, appliances, household items, or even a car to donate to Soul’s Harbor, either fill out our online form or call our dispatch office at 972-286-1940. Our dispatch office is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

We are sustained solely through our four thrift store sales. We rely on your donated items to support our shelter. At Soul’s Harbor, we would like to thank all our customers that donate their items and also our thrift store customers. Because without our customers, there would be no Soul’s Harbor.

Thank you and God Bless.
Brent Sig
Brent Burmaster
Executive Director of Soul’s Harbor Homeless Shelter

For information regarding intake/admission into our recovery facility, please contact:

Dispatch Representative
Soul’s Harbor, Inc.
13134 Nile Drive
Dallas, Texas 75253
972.286.5282 Fax

Soul’s Harbor Substance Abuse Program Questions and Intake
Please contact our intake Manager
Cell number 214-663-9684

New Online Donation Processing:
Soul’s Harbor, Inc.
13134 Nile Drive
Dallas, Texas 75253
972.286.5282 Fax

Soul’s Harbor can now provide the convenience of taking your donation request online. Just follow the link to our online “Household Donation Request Form”. We are also now taking vehicle donations and have an online donation processing form for this too. “Vehicle Donation Request Form”

To help Soul’s Harbor financially you can donate by clicking the donate button.

Thank you so much for your financial consideration. Note, your tax-deductible contributions may also be submitted through PayPal to donate@soulsharbordallas.org.*Please note: Users of Internet Explorer 8 and above may experience difficulties with our PayPal “Donate” button. Please access PayPal directly to make a financial contribution to Soul’s Harbor, Inc. Thank you!