Oct 25- "Jill" lost her spouse and her income all within months and was no longer able to afford her rent. Now a shelter resident, she is in jeopardy of losing her car that is vital to her ability to get to medical appointments and find adequate income to rebuild her life. "You guys are absolute life savers!", she said with tears in her eyes as she hugged us goodbye. Thank you donors for lifting yet another burden.
Oct 21- "Leo" had lost his job and was behind in some bills. His car registration was about to lapse and without the car, he'd have to way to get to a job once he found one. And then there was the electric...soon to be shut off. We were able to help. When we recently called to follow-up a newly employed "Leo" had this to say..."I appreciate you guys helping me out when I really needed it. It was very generous!"
Sept 10- There are times when the best thing...the right thing to do requires courage and radical change. Over the years we've worked with numerous people who knew that step 1 in rebuilding their lives needed to be relocation. Unable to afford the trip, they need our assistance to "go home", "go where they have a job opportunity", "go to where they will have friends or family by their side" in pursuit of a fresh start. Often with only the clothing on their backs and a temporary place to lay their heads upon arrival, they leave us with a ticket to board a train or bus, having overcome that 1st barrier.