What do hope, warmth, and light really mean?
Hope is a belief that something positive can and will happen.
Warmth means comfort and kindness. It’s essential for survival.
Light provides vision, clarity, and optimism.
It can be easy to overlook these words and their various meanings when they’ve become such a consistent part of our lives. But what happens when they’re taken away?
The loss is devastating and sadly, it’s happening to people right here in our community. The Queen City is full of people who are facing the holiday season without a place to call home or clothes to keep warm. At Crisis Assistance Ministry, it’s our goal to keep those people in their homes, with the heat on, and their basic needs met.
Meet Joe’Asia who came to Crisis Assistance Ministry through partner agency Freedom Fighting Missionaries when she was struggling to maintain a home for herself and her three children. Not only was she able to select warm coats and winter gear at no cost in our store, but she’s now meeting regularly with a Crisis Assistance Ministry specialist to rebuild financial stability. Working closely with that coach, she has set and achieved goals of stabilizing her housing and employment, rebuilding her savings, and reducing her debt. Because people like you believed in her, she’s now connected to additional community resources as she moves toward her next goal on the path to economic mobility. With hard work and a little support from the community, she’s once again able to enjoy the hope, warmth, and light of the season in a warm, safe home surrounded by her little ones.
Providing support to people like Joe’Asia doesn’t have to be difficult.
By making a donation of any size, you can help stabilize families who are facing the threat of homelessness and give them the gift of a brighter future.
Thanks to you, they can experience the warmth of home now and in the years to come.