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The San Francisco Chronicle spotlights our founder, Reverend Glenda Hope, and her lifelong work in the Tenderloin.
The Rev. Glenda Hope was taking her typically sunny walk through the Tenderloin's typically noisy streets the other day, and every block the 77-year-old minister passed held a homeless or poor person she knew. They all got a cheery wave or word. Then she got to the corner of Turk and Larkin streets.
A bedraggled woman named Maria sat in a wheelchair, her left foot heavily bandaged. "Hey, reverend," she said. Hope leaned close, eyes wrinkled with concern.
"My foot hurts so bad, I'm having such a hard time," Maria said.
"Yes dear," Hope replied, touching Maria's shoulder. They chatted a moment, and Hope offered, "Can I pray for you?"
Maria nodded. Their heads came close, and Hope murmured softly. Then, with an "Amen," she was off again.
"She's such a lovely person," Maria whispered.
A Benefit for Safehouse
September 25, 2013
Wednesday, 6 pm to 8 pm
Patron Hall, St. Mary's Cathedral
1111 Gough Street, San Francisco
Come celebrate Rev. Glenda Hope's 40+ years of service to the forgotten, the homeless and poor of San Francisco.
This will be a Gala Evening with delicious wine and hors d'oeuvres, a very special raffle, music, the works! The evening will benefit SafeHouse on its 15th Birthday!
Please Contact Us to get involved and help sponsor this evening of happiness and success. Save the Date!!
Our founder, Reverend Glenda Hope, has been an institution in the Tenderloin for more than 40 years. We'd love to share a recent article from the LA Times detailing her ministry of providing memorial services for people who pass away while homeless or marginally housed in Tenderloin SROs: