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CREED

Organized by: Thomas L MAttox

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THE STORY:

COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION through EDUCATION and ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (CREED) is in the business of helping financially poor and marginalized people help ourselves. We often feel smothered and alienated by the power structure that controls the nation. We find ourselves frequently unable to develop economically due to intimidation at the sight and feel of such power. Often we cannot rise to a level economically to buy a home or to pay rising rental costs. The suggestion toward us of powerlessness and the resulting fear from the inability to attain proportionate percentages of might are all too real. Powerlessness, as we know, is a drug that has its own war. Battles are being constantly fought on the self-esteem front for homes of our own and affordable rental units. Families not feeling the power that pride and confidence bring are many times casualties. We cannot fulfill our destinies as functioning human beings that prove indispensable to our communities because of economic instability. However, survival on the bottom rung of the ladder that leads to power is vital for improvement and ultimate success in personal development and self importance. We can pull ourselves up by our bootstraps, sure, once we get boots. We're being stepped on by those with BIG boots. The problem comes in not being able to "see the light ". At the end of the tunnel is a new day--a new way to "fight the fight". Power has to be seen to be believed, to give hope. Community affordable housing being built on a scale that shines as bright as the sun is what our families need to see. As corny as it may sound, actually seeing people in charge of their housing construction and making a difference in the community can make a sum for the better in our individual lives and our families. Banks wield enough power to attract investments and businesses of all sizes, sharing their wealth for the growth of the community as a whole. We want these institutions to lend us money to build houses we can afford. That can only benefit families by strengthening their BELIEF structure. What they can see is what they can one day get (actually believing that) because people building their own houses would be in positions of POWER and AUTHORITY. Hopelessness would then turn to HOPE. The Down-and-Out will muster enough PRIDE to get Up-and-In. Junkies could possibly straighten up and turn their Junk into something of worth; all because seeing POWER is believing in POWER, which instills PRIDE, which gives HOPE! Hope is LIFE! Life is POWER! A life with HOPE is a life with POWER! Where there is NO HOPE, or some semblance of POWER, there is no LIFE! Poverty of Power means Poverty of Life, for the individual as well as the individual society. Our mission as a concerned citizenry, as a Community Revitalizing itself through Education and Economic Development is to spread the gospel of Home Ownership and Affordable Rent throughout the nation; to create the means for VETS and HOME LESS Job Seekers to prosper in America, which enriches the economy. CREED is raising money nationally to build Affordable Housing. YOU can help by offering Talent and Time and Money. America is a DO NATION!! DONATE Help SOMEBODY BE SOMEBODY!! AGREED?? SOW YOUR SEED WITH CREED!! crowd rise.com/creed

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