February 25, 2013
Our board member, Ronita, was able to get this precious couple into the efficiency unit over the weekend though the lease will not be signed until tomorrow. Her tireless work in advocating for and lovingly serving these two is selfless and powerful. What began with her meeting this destitute and hopeless couple has resulted in the compassionate response of many to ease their burdens.
Through your generous donations, a little more than half of the $3,000 needed to cover this family’s first six months of rent was received in just two days. They are now in a small apartment, sheltered from the cold and dangers of sleeping in their car. They can now heat food and enjoy a warm meal; they had been using food stamps to purchase only non perishables, and they had no means by which to cook or heat food. The wife has a safe, warm place to recover from her upcoming surgery. And they have hope again because Ronita, ACR and you really do care.
My dream when founding ACR was that we would love the least with the love and respect they so often are denied while working to ease their burdens. This update is my sincere thanks to my board and to you, our friends, who have joined us in loving these two and many others in ways that really do make a difference.
Thank you again for your gifts of love. And if you would like to help ensure this couple is housed for six months, there is still time to help. Just visit our giving page.