#9 ON TERRIA’S LIST WAS #1 TO MEET THE NEED.
The good news…because of community service organizations working together, Terria had a list of 10 prospective organizations to potentially help her. Unfortunately, the first 8 could not; we were #9 on her list…and we did! Through our partners and supporters, we were able to provide Terria with shampoo, deodorant, laundry detergent, home cleaning products, dishes, bedding, towels, clothing, furniture…the list goes on.
Our partners and supporters enable us to help people where and when they need it. We are privileged to receive donated goods by the pallet. In order to receive from all our partners, we NEED A TRUCK. A box truck which will enable us to pick up pallets of donated goods directly off the loading dock.
For Terria it didn't look like any help was on its way…Terria’s story began at age 15, a troubled, angry youth, Terria started stealing, resulting in a life in and out of jail. Recently released from serving 18 months in Taycheedah Correctional Institution, a 3-1/2 month pregnant Terria spent almost 2 weeks without a place to call home. She spent several nights at various people’s homes (paying to stay with them), one night in a homeless shelter but left because she was being “eaten up by bedbugs,” and several nights sleeping on benches in parks. Looking for help Terria reached out to 8 different community service providers before reaching us. She did not qualify for services because she was not a victim of domestic violence, not a disaster victim, did not have the appropriate proof of residency, and needed to be 6 months pregnant (she was only 3-1/2 months pregnant). Her desire, to make it work this time, not to return to jail or prison, to have a home and family, but SHE NEEDED HELP.
Through you so many people like Terria have already been helped in the middle of many of life’s challenging situations.
Through you our new TRUCK will acquire pallets and pallets of donated goods which will positively impact many, many more who simply need a little help…YES, HELP IS ON THE WAY…
Your giving this #GivingTuesday will enable so many like Terria to see a light in their current storm knowing…HELP IS ON THE WAY…