BENEFITING: TEMPE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
This past fall, I drove past a young woman on the street. She was dressed in a grey and dirty dress, was pregnant, and holding a cardboard sign asking for any help she could get. The mom in me broke. I didn't stop that day but seeing this other mom begging on the street tore at me for awhile. When I saw her again about a month later I just couldn't drive by and do nothing. I didn't have anything at the time and scared myself out of stopping but I told myself and my husband that the next time I saw her I was helping her. We even spent a Saturday afternoon driving up and down the streets where I had seen her last. Just before Thanksgiving, my husband gave me a call and told me he found her. I packed a bag of baby clothes my daughter had out grown, a jacket, and anything else I could find that I thought she would need and took it to her. Brooklyn was cold, dirty, and six months pregnant with a baby girl and had more family waiting for her somewhere. What I gave her was hardly anything but she was so overjoyed to be helped. She said she was completing a class offered at a local chuch to help her get a job. I haven't seen her since that day I pray she was able to get a job.
I am asking you now to support people like Brooklyn by supporting me running in my first ever 5K and the Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP)
From the I-HELP website:
"In partnership with the local faith community, I-HELP provides emergency shelter, meals, workforce development, and life skills training. I-HELP operates in Tempe seven nights per week, 365 days a year. Every night in our community, 35 to 40 homeless individuals are fed dinner and provided safe shelter by teams of faith community volunteers. Through the mobile shower unit “Shower Power” program, sponsored by the Henkel Corporation and the Dial brand, these clients also have access to proper hygiene, an invaluable tool in gaining and maintaining employment."
Please prayerfully consider running/walking yourself to support this great mission or donate $10 or $20 dollars to help me reach my goal of $200 to raise for them.