Helping families chart a course toward self-sustainability is a marathon, not a sprint. Along the way, our neighbors face extraordinary challenges. Poverty never sleeps, and it places such a burden on parents and their kids. We see it every day in Southbridge and Middletown.
This year alone, we’ve come alongside more than 1,300 households teetering on the edge of homelessness. For those facing eviction, we’ve helped them catch up on rent and pay past-due utility bills. We’ve stepped in as advocates and guides, helping our clients stabilize their housing so they can focus on working and raising their children.
But preventing homelessness is not something we can do alone. We are facing unprecedented demand for our services, and we simply do not have the financial resources to keep up. That’s why I’m asking for your help.
Between now and December 31, our goal is to raise $50,000 for the Homelessness Prevention Fund. By making a donation to the fund, you provide hope to children and their families.
We need your support, not so we can enrich ourselves, but so that we can continue to love and serve our neighbors. When children and families are no longer on the verge of homelessness, I will no longer have to ask for help. But that time has not yet come.
Fifty thousand dollars is a huge goal, one we can only reach if you’ll join us. I hope you’ll make a donation today, knowing what your generosity makes possible.