Adam Johnson earned his second Good Samaritan Bonus check of 2016 in April, and Johnson donated the $250 to SOURCE MN, which operates near Johnson's home in St. Paul, Minn.
Source MN was founded by Peter and Jessica Wohler more than 20 years ago. It has featured dynamic outreach to the unreached and at-risk. The Fallout Urban Art Center is in a strategic neighborhood in south Minneapolis. It acts as a community center with a wide range of services and creative events. These allow our staff and volunteers to make contact and gain trust in order to build relationships, offer prayer and speak God's love and forgiveness in to lives.
Food shelf, community meals, neighborhood and shelter outreach, Good Friday Service, Prayer Week, weekly Sunday services, south Minneapolis MayDay Festival, art openings, concerts, Whittier Art Crawl, and Fallout Art Festival have all been a part of Source's spring and summer calendar that have touched thousands. Homeless individuals, local shelter clients, Somalian families and youth, local artists, neighborhood kids, low-income retirement center residents and performers have all been part of the diverse community we connect with. The results include tons of food given away, weekly community meals shared, prayers for addictions and employment, and first-time commitments to follow God. Source cannot do this alone: Source sees over 4,000 volunteer hours annually.
"They do a lot of work in downtown Minneapolis to help people get back on their feet," Johnson said. "They help homeless people and even victims of human trafficking... they just help and witness to people in hopes of reaching them and saving them."
Johnson said it was important to him to find a charity that was local to his community and that would put the money to good use. He said the GSB program has made him want to give even more in the future.
"The GSB is awesome," Johnson said. "I'm always trying to figure out ways to make a difference and this is a great way for me to do that. I give to them as well, but it's nice to get a GSB and be able to give back through this program. I love giving to people that I know are going to use the funds appropriately. It hits you like a ton of bricks when you realize we are doing good work here. I'm fired up."