This is a picture of the Wilmington Hospital under renovation. It is in desperate need of volunteers. It is expected to be completed in 2012.
Francis Thornton (Pops)
He is a 93 year old man who is in my Program
at 914 E. 7th Street.
Pops came to the Harriet Tubman Safe House and stayed for about six (6) months, then he became ill and had to go to the Christiana Hospital to be treated.
Here he is moving trash cans so they will be in place to be picked up.
Here he is conducting his business on the phone from Harriet Tubman Safe House
Grandma Praying for Francis Thornton.mp3
Pops was initially sent to the Wilmington Hospital because of chest pains. They put a balloon inside of him to check his condition then a week later he was transferred to Christians Hospital. On April 8, 2016 I came in to see Pops and took this video of him then on April 9, 2016, I came in to see Pops and he had passed away the night before and now he went on to be with the lord. That was the last day that I saw Pops alive. I am going to mis him asking Earl do you got any cigarettes?
This is the slip they gave to me showing his location at Christiana Hospital.
Below are Christine Word (formally Waller) on left with a Teddy Bear when she was living in Delaware about ten (10) years ago. Next to her is Emma Patrick and Cardellia Waller also with Teddy Bears. I would pick them up in Wilmington and take them down to Newark or wherever they wanted to go. Emma Patrick is Christine Word’s sister she was a Waller as well. The Teddy Bears would come from the Goodwill because they knew what I did in the community. I also volunteered at Goodwill back in those days.
Earl was a Volunteer at the Goodwill back then below is the badge he used.
When the Wilmington Hospital wants someone show guidance and love to a patient who is in the hospital they call Earl and he goes in a few times a week to see that person and tries to make a difference in their life.
I'm Earl Wallace Woodlen Jr., and I have over 3000 hours of volunteering at the Wilmington Hospital because all lives matter.
This is what I found about all lives matter. I studied on it for a while and my take on it is when you are on a machine to help keep you alive even though you might have not insurance to cover it, as long as you want to stay alive the Hospital knowing that they may never get paid, will still keep you on it as long as you want to be around.
This sister and brother duo, Fur Hannah and Daw'ud, run their own business and I just happened to run into them at 9th and Kirkwood Street while they were doing some community outreach. They were out there giving food, snacks, beverages-whatever they had available to give to the needy. They also helped me out in 1995 at the Million Man March. Out of the one (1) million people who attended, my picture was the only one who was from Delaware that was seen at the "Final Call" a Muslim publication.
I am just a regular guy and they had no problem helping me. My name is Earl Wallace Woodlen, Jr. I think we should thank the Muslims for the work they are doing in the community, especially with how they are being treated or looked upon in a negative way.
Pastor Dr. Beaman from Bethyl AME at 6th and Walnut Street in Wilmington, preached one day how you have to be in a race to expect to win it. Even Muslims that do things differently than others, their way has as much chance to win a race as long as they are in the race. You have to be in it to win it.
The Muslim Mosque -- Masjid Kauthar
This is one of the Familes we help. We need your donations to continue to support them.
303 7th Avenue
Wilmington, Delaware 19805
He is one of the sponsors of Our Youth Inc. in memory of
Dr. Al O. Plant's Lifetime Achievements Award.
I feel that Mr. Casale should be recognized for making peoples dreams come true.
Mr. Casale is the General Contractor for The Mother Teressa House for Women and Children.
This is the kind of work Casale construction does and should be given an award.
I am a volunteer at the Ministry of Caring they will help anyone.
This is one of the projects Casale Construction is doing working with the Ministry of Caring here in Wilmington.
Martin Jackson is standing in front of the renovated Ministry of Caring Building. Mr. Jackson is from the Dunlieth community and is a participant of their Program.
These four gentlemen are the Harriet Tubman Safe House Clean up Crew. They are handicapped and come from an organization that comes into the community and clean up whatever is needed. They are special people so much so that we gave them an award for the good job they are doing. Whenever they come around we give them candy.
Above and left are are pictures of Harriet Tubman Safe House networking with the Sunday Breakfast Mission delivering crates of pears & supplies to the Victory Church to help feed the people.
Outreach to the Community
Sunday Breakfast Mission
Ministry of caring
Feeding and Clothing the people of Wilmington.
Every fifth Sunday Jack Body of Action Employment comes to the Metalworking Machinery parking lot and feeds and clothes over 150 people. There is a lot of good stuff going here in Delaware. Wouldn't you want to be a part of it? They provide cold water and sodas to keep everyone refreshed while they wait in line.
Thomas Unisa Koroma is our Representative for Africa
Thomas hails from Freetown, Sierra Leone in West Africa. He is the man we
sponsor for sending supplies to help Africans
Harriet Tubman Safe House donates supplies we gather for
him to have Reverend Hozia Thomas of the United Methodist Church oversee that they
get to their destination in Africa. They could use all the help they can get.
If you are inclined to make a donation to help fight Hunger in African please
send all donations to:
38 Bendleton court
New Castle, Delaware 19720
Outreach to India from Wilmington Delaware
2302 Carter Street
This is Mr. Martin the plumber for 2302 Carter Street picture top left. He volunteers his skills for the work to be done. All the plumbing and heating work he does FREE of charge. I Only have to pay for the supplies. Mr. Martin his been my plumber for over 30 years and I want to thank him for all he has done for me over the years. My name is Earl Woodlen Jr.
Dog Lady's Deli at 8th and Spruce
This Lady who somehow picked up the moniker of Dog Lady was known to have the best fish and fresh hamburgers in Wilmington, because she made them when you ordered them every day from scratch. She was also know for the best homemade Subs in town. She cut the tomatoes, onions and pickles when you placed your order she had nothing in jars or cans. Everything she served was made right there in front of you. The Restaurant was located at 8th and Spruce Streets in Wilmington, Delaware. We all miss her since she closed shop and then went on to be with the lord.
This is a picture of her when she was young girl.
KNOTTY PINE RESTAURANT
Mr. Snow's Deli Store in Southbridge
Earl Woodlen used to be a whole-seller of cars and a flipper of houses. My insurance cost me $5,000 dollars a year for whole-selling. I lost over $5,000 dollars by buying cars. So I lost $10,000 dollars a year for ten (10) years along with the houses that I sold. Everything worked out though but, my grandma just died and I had no money. So I had to try something different. I then started volunteering at the Wilmington Hospital. I went in like it was a full time job because I did not have anything to do. Now you can see how I got rewarded for it. I have a Re-Entry Program helping anyone who is homeless or needs help in any way. You're reading about it now.
Wilmington Hospital did a story on Earl's volunteering at the hospital. Earl has over 3000 hours in volunteering at the Hospital. doing hours since 2003 Earl was born at the Wilmington Hospital in 1956 on the 6th floor the same floor that the nursery was at.
Ms. Lilly's Retirement from the City of Wilmington