January 25, 2013
There are several ways to get involved in loving the most needy and marginalized people right where we live. For one, I know a homeless couple who live behind a shopping center who are constantly in need of wood chips to burn in a stove to keep them warm on these frigid winter nights. For those living here in southern Pennsylvania, can you imagine what it must be like this week to be outside all the time? It feels unbearable for even the shortest walk from my car to the warmth of my office or home.
We have been approached by another family in desperate need of help with a utility bill. The couple has a young baby to care for. The mother was laid off from her job in December; the father was let go last week. His employer said they may rehire in March. They have applied for unemployment but rent will be due again soon, and they have racked up a hefty overdue utility bill they cannot pay. They need help or they remain in danger of having the lights (and the heat) turned off. A copy of the bill is attached.
We need your help. A donation of any amount will help.
Many things we need can wait. A baby and her desperate parents cannot. The homeless out in the bitter cold cannot. Help us express God’s love by providing heat for these least of these. Give here.
Love God! Love Others!
For the children,
Kristie Fry, Executive Director