March 2015

We met a young woman who just recently went from homeless to housed, is recovering from addiction and is working hard to get her life back on track...we listened...we cared...and we gave her groceries, help with her resume, job leads, funding for a new photo ID but most of all we gave her hope.

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Diary

AUG 1 - Earlier this year we put minutes on "Mary's" cell phone when she was living in a shelter. "You really helped me. It doesn't sound like much - less than $100 but it made a huge difference! I needed to talk to people to accomplish what I need to do. I'm a success story."

JUL 5 - Every week ACT in Faith partners with other local agencies. One common scenario is when their Case Managers have a housing plan in place for someone but the housing isn't available for a day, a fews days or a week. We assist with funding for brief hotel stays so the person/family doesn't remain or become homeless.

JUN 30 -Every week ACT in Faith partners with other local agencies. One common scenario is when their Case Managers have a housing plan in place for someone but the housing isn't available for a day, a fews days or a week. We assist with funding for brief hotel stays so the person/family doesn't remain or become homeless.

JUN 2 - Cell phone, bus tokens, work supplies...in the last 2 weeks we've provided to several people with these 3, much needed items. But equally as important, we provided a welcoming place for them to turn, compassionate listeners, and faith in their ability to forge their future. Thank you donors for making all of this possible.

May 5 - A NOTE WE RECEIVED TODAY - "I want to say thank you for helping my family when we needed a hand....We were in a hole that felt like we could not get out of. It was one of the hardest times to go through. From your help we were able to stay in our home and get back on track! I hope in the future we as a family can help someone in need."

Apr 26 - An email we received today: "...been meaning to share with you I got a job  I want to say Thank you so much for always willing to help when Im in need ... I am grateful for the help that's available through act of faith!! HAVE A GREAT DAY"

Mar 25 - Often our experience with someone is a single moment in a time of crisis...we help remove a barrier and their journey continues on. It's always special when we get a glimpse at what the other side of the hurdle looks like. Awhile back we helped a shelter resident with phone minutes so he could look for work. Today we happened upon him "on the job" at a local store.

Mar 3 - A note that we recently received from a shelter resident who is trying to get back on her feet..."I would like to thank you guys so much for helping me obtain my new phone. ... It's really warms my heart to know that organizations like yours exist that helps people when they are at their lowest point thank you so much and God bless."

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